My friend and fellow writer, Jade, let me know that NaNo is doing a “camp” where we are once again challenged to write a 50,000 page book in 30 days. I know, I know…I barely made it through the one last November and some areas of my writing (Fanstory) have yet to recover. It was grueling.
So why am I agreeing to join this one in August when November is only 3 months away? Because I already have a story researched and ready to start writing on. I have put off the writing because I was saving it for November so now I get to start it early and will write something else for Nano.
Am I psyched about it? A little – pretty apprehensive actually. Nano takes a lot out of me – I won’t lie. Forcing myself to maintain a schedule of 1800 words per day might not sound all that hard but I dare you to try it – it is a lot harder than it seems. So many little things that you take for granted, like a social life, become stunted once Nano starts – that is just the way it is. I don’t have much of a social life so the little I do have barely survives the starvation diet it goes on when I’m in a writing frenzy.
However, I am willing to give it a go and I know I will make the deadline because it is a competition with myself. I can give up competitions with others – especially those who seriously want to win because I usually feel that I don’t want it as badly as they do so they deserve it. Competitions with myself are different – I can’t justify quitting as someone else will benefit. It is an all or nothing proposition and I take those seriously.
I’m looking around the house at all the cleaning that needs done. I just brought home two new kittens too. Work has been challenging lately and I’m sure I’m nuts for doing this – that is one of the things that makes it so much fun.
So, wish me luck! You can follow my progress on the “Camp NaNoWriMo” tab at the top of the blog site. 🙂