April Camp NaNoWriMo

I thought I might start crossing over a bit and post more about my writing here on this blog. It seems to me that the subjects of MMORPGs and genre fiction are pretty closely related anyway.

I am off to a terrible start in the April Camp NaNoWriMo event. I set myself a modest goal of 30,000 words (since I don’t think this story is a full novel), and I’m already about three days behind schedule. I’m just not “feeling it.” My story idea seems like an awful idea again that makes no sense. (Exactly what happened to me the first time I started writing it.)

Still, I’m hoping to get into the swing of things pretty soon. I spent a month preparing a reasonably complete (well, 75% complete) outline to work from, so that should help a lot. While working on the outline, I was pretty excited about the idea, so I’m trying to hold onto that sentiment and trust that this story will turn out better than it seems right now.

One thought on “April Camp NaNoWriMo”

  1. I recently read a very good children’s novel, which went on to win a significant prize (I say “significant” because there are so many literary prizes these days that it’s almost a badge of honor for a book not to have won one). Anyway, that book, which was the start of what looks as if it will be a successful series, grew out of a NaNoWriMo project.

    I tend to think of NaNoWriMo as a bit like our own NBI – the great majority of people who give it a go will lose interest and wander off to other things but for a few it will be the start of something that lasts. And for everyone who tries either it has the chance of being a worthwhile experience from which things will be learned.

    He says, having tried neither. Good luck anyway!

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