April is Camp Nanowrimo month (July is too.) I have been looking forward to this event for a while. At first I was going to edit my story about Wally and Ashna, but on a random writing day I came up with a fantasy series that follows the Marvel Avengers formula. I was really excited about this idea, but I knew it was a just-for-fun project so I set it aside until Camp Nano. Every once in a while this project would tap me on the shoulder and see if I wanted to play. I really did, but I told it we had to wait for April. And now April is here.
Camp Nano differs from Nanowrimo in November because you can pick the type of project you want to work on and how many words you plan to complete. Since I am working on several non-Camp Nano writing projects I decided I could finish 30,000 words. This does not mean I am writing 30,000 words in April. I am probably writing about 70,000 words in April. But 30,000 of them will be for my Camp Nano project.
I’m not worried about not winning (sometimes I get nervous about this in November.) Camp Nano simply gives me permission to write something that makes me happy, but may never become the epic story I think it could be. I don’t normally write pure fantasy (by fantasy I mean a story set in a fictional medieval world with magic, dragons, and anything else I can think up) but this story seems to call for it. And I am having a grand time creating my world and characters.
I hope everyone has a great April. I’ll post in a week or two and let you know how this project is going. I’m so glad Nano happens more than once a year. I’d hate to have to wait until November to play with this project.
Oh little playmate,
Come out and play with me,
And bring your dollies three,
Climb up my apple tree,
Slide down my rainbow,
Into my cellar door,
And we’ll be jolly friends,
Forever more, more, more!