Thoughts on July Camp NaNo

19 Jun

I can hardly believe that Camp NaNoWriMo cabin assignments start tomorrow. I can hardly believe June is more than halfway over. It really feels like just last week the last Camp NaNo session ended.

I feel so unprepared. Although I know I’m going to be a rebel and continue an ongoing project, I feel like I should be doing research, creating characters, and trying to come up with at least a vague premise for a novel. Instead I’m working on the project already, and hoping I can at least get close to wrapping up this book by the end of July.

This story started as an idea back in 2007 and an early version was written during NaNoWriMo 2007. I won that year. The story was very rough, and after some half-hearted attempts at revising the draft I decided it would require a complete overhaul. By the time I was ready to try again the story had expanded into at least three books worth of material. I wrote the first book of this new expanded story for NaNoWriMo 2010 and won again.

The 2010 version was much, much better in my opinion. I’ve reread it since, but I haven’t made any major revisions yet. At this point I’m still waiting to finish the three books I planned before I start going back and making changes. I’ve been working on the second book off and on since 2011.

Right now my goal is to finish the second book before November of this year, and then work on writing the third book for this year’s NaNoWriMo. It’s only a tentative goal, and I’m sure I’ll change my mind on what I’ll actually write for NaNo a dozen times between now and then.

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