It used to be that National Novel Writing Month was a once a year event. It happened in November and everyone involved wrote 50,000 words. Now there are three events. Nanowrimo is still in November and is still 50,000 words. It is like the king of writing events. But now you can participate in two more low-key events known as Camp Nanowrimo. These events take place in April, and either July or August. Yes, Camp Nanowrimo is happening right now. Hooray!
I like Camp Nanowrimo because I get to pick my goal. I can choose to write a certain number of words or to edit something already written. I always choose to write something new because I like the satisfaction of reaching my word goal every day. So what is my goal for this Camp Nanowrimo?
I am working on the sequel to the book I wrote last November for Nanowrimo. This is book two in a trilogy. I will write book three at summer Camp Nanowrimo. Since I am going to be away from a computer for more than a week in April I decided to set my goal for 30,000 words. The book will be longer than that and I am hoping to finish this book before the end of the month, but I felt 30,000 words was a reasonable goal.
Book 2 takes place three years after book 1. My heroes are now 13 years old and are about to explore other outposts in my parallel universe. I am really excited to write this book because they are going to Tibet and are meeting an older Kim. Hooray! Kim from Kipling’s book will be in my book. He is always hopping into books that are not his. If you want to read a fantastic book featuring a search for Kim read The Game by Laurie R. King. And don’t stop there. Read every book she’s ever written. Her stories are amazing.
“No need to listen for the fall. This is the world’s end.” Rudyard Kipling, Kim
The title of book 2 is Listening for the Fall. I took it from a quote by Kim. Since the book takes place in Tibet and has to do with gravity decreasing I felt there were lots of ways to use the word “fall.”
The next Camp Nanowrimo is in July or August depending on when you want to sign up. Why not tie up your internal editor and unleash your inner storyteller and write the story you’ve been wanting to tell. Start with 10,000 words for the month. I bet you’ll never stop.
“This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.” Rudyard Kipling, Kim