Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I Don't Know How It Happened

Here's something kind of neat that's going on: I'm doing an online writers' retreat in April.  It's called Camp NaNoWriMo.  You might know about National Novel Writing Month - NaNoWriMo.  That's in November, and you have to pledge to write 50,000 words during the month.  That's too crazy for me.  But luckily, the peeps behind that organization offer Camps.  You get to choose your goals and get matched up in a "Cabin" with other people who are attempting similar writing feats.

My goal is 500 words per day on #NovelSnip.  And good news: I did it already today.  It's a snip about Norah as a teen. Also today, I listed my main characters - Alice, Evelyn, Frank, and Norah - across the top of a piece of paper.  I left space below to write ideas for scenes that need to be driven by each.  When I have an idea of something that has to happen, I'll put it down there.  Maybe I'll sort the scenes I've already written.  Who even knows?

Some writers plan their books in advance and other writers rely on serendipity.  Right now, I'm in the latter camp.  But, I'm putting words on the paper, and I think that's the main thing.


mm said...

This is amazing. I love the idea.

jdoc said...

This whole thing just blows my mind. I love that you are making it happen.