Preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo19:07
Right now, we’re over a week into March, which mean two things. 1) It’s almost time for Camp NaNoWriMo, and 2) I’m well past my deadline for finish editing Snow. The plan was to have Snow finished by the end of February, but of course that hasn’t happened. However, I am 60k/80k of the way through, so hopefully it will be finished well in time for Camp NaNoWriMo. Planning for which event is my other main writing concern this month.
Camp NaNoWriMo is always exciting because you get to pick your own goal, and, if you feel like writing something different, you can pick a project type, such as editing, which is what I hope to do in the second Camp NaNoWriMo later this year. I particularly like being able to choose my own word goal and make my own challenge. For this first session, I decided that, after all this editing I’m doing right now, drafting something new would be a nice break from the heavy work Snow has required.
So, what am I planning on writing? Well, I’m glad you asked that question. At this point in time, I’m probably going to rewrite one of my fantasy books. Again. For the second time. Somehow this always seems to happen. I’ll write a bad first draft. Then I’ll scrap it and write a somewhat less terrible draft. And then, if I’m really unlucky, I’ll scrap that one as well and write a completely new first draft. It happened with The Crystal Tree, one of my other fantasies, and with several of my other books too.
This particular book is currently titled The Dragon Thief. Which, I admit, is a terrible title considering the main character is the thief and she is in no way a dragon. However, she does have a dragon as a friend and companion, so that almost makes the title fit, right? (I really need to come up with a better one. Help!) So far I know it’s about dragons (yay!), thieves (also yay. I love a good story about thieves), and a bargain struck for freedom. And that’s about all I know about it at the moment. However, it does have a Pinterest board for inspiration, and this month, as well as finishing editing Snow, I’m also planning The Dragon Thief.
So, that’s where I’m at this week. But tell me, where are you at with your current project? Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo? If so, do you know what you’re going to be writing yet? If not, have you ever considered giving it a go?