I am notorious for deciding at the very last minute that I should do NaNoWriMo.
Lots of people spend months getting their NaNo stories set up… extensive plotting, incredible character sheet, months of subject research… I’m not that type of person. For most things, I plan waaaay in advance. For example: I’m going to Venice and to Greece in September 2019 and I’m already watching flight and hotel prices.
I write very differently. The more time you give me to plan, the more I fall apart.
My first NaNoWriMo was November 2010. I decided on October 31st around 2pm that I would be participating. I won. I am further on edits for Strange than any other novel.
So, I mean, when I decided on Thursday to participate in an event that starts on Sunday, that was super planning ahead for me. And I am using that time to my advantage!
First of all, on Thursday morning while I was incredible motivated, I made a cover. It’s beautiful. Especially for 3am.
Second, I spent Thursday morning plotting.
I know, right? So uncharacteristic! I will thoroughly enjoy ignoring all my pretty little notecards and going rogue. Um, also, while I was plotting, one of the characters became a villain. Not cool.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I’ve mentioned my #BountyHunterWIP a couple times. At this point, that’s a terrible hashtag, as only one of the characters is a bounty hunter and the story is not about bounty hunting (I mean maybe? It’s sort of… treasure hunting at this point. But there’s a monster). If you want more play-by-plays of this adventure, definitely watch that hashtag! I love tweeting when I should be writing.
July is going to become a writing-centric month, so in honor of Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m pulling back on some of my discussion posts in honor of writing-based posts and discussions of my WIP. I hope you stick around and encourage me (or throw tomatoes at me, whatever you need to do)!
Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo?
Have you ever gone to summer camp?
What’s your favorite summer activity?