Camp NaNoWriMo Prep

It’s that time of year again: when I pretend writing every day for 30 days straight to finish a novel in a month is a realistic goal. When I am forced to remember just how hard it is to create consistent but complex characters, powerful and not (too) predictable plots, spellbindingly special settings.

Or you could just call it Camp NaNoWriMo (April edition).

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Preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo

It seems like every winter and summer break since I stopped working on fanfiction every week, I vow to rediscover my love of writing, finish off some WIPs (especially the years-old fanfics that some people apparently still read because I still get requests for new chapters), develop new plot ideas, experiment with prose style … And every winter and summer break, I totally fail to accomplish any of the above. This year isn’t much different; a month and a half of my summer break has already passed without any real progress, if we don’t count blogging.

This time is different though! Instead of settling with these lofty ideals, I sat down and really thought about the areas I want to improve, and made concrete, quantifiable plans to make these goals happen. (Which is what we’re talking about today, in case you hadn’t guessed.)

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