My Writing Life #5: Camp NaNoWriMo+Focusing

Hello! So, what I’m working on now.


I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of update type posts recently, but I’m working on some more how-to type posts. Which do you prefer?

Project One: Editing My NaNoWriMo Novel

Mission: Prodigy, to be exact. Turns out, it isn’t as awful as I thought it was. Sometimes it’s a pain to read through things I know I’m just going to delete. There’s not too much left to do before I start rewriting it. I’m planning on doing a major macro edit (where I do the rewriting and plot mending), a minor macro edit (fixing anything not plot relevant, anything I missed, how to make it better, etc.), a major micro edit (where I fix the typos, dialogue, etc.), then I’m going to send it to one or two people for their opinions and use some of their suggestions (minor micro edit).

Project Two: Halfway to Fourteen/14

This is in the developing/outlining stage, and I’m hoping to make it easier on myself when I’m writing (as in, not stopping halfway *pun not intended* because I can’t remember where the plot’s going) and editing (as in, actually giving myself something to work with). You’ll probably be hearing more about this in the next few months of Camp NaNoWriMo. Speaking of which, are there any cabins looking for members? This is my first time, so I don’t have one.

Grammar people, should I do Fourteen or 14? Not sure yet, but the “Code name”, so to speak, is 14.

Project Three: Fantasy Gossip

I’ve just developed the idea and characters for this one. I’m really excited about this (although, I’m excited for all of my ideas once I first have them). You saw Kaelin and Trey for the first time hereΒ (as well as Kamri and Mason for the first time in a while)Β More on this to come!

I’ve been thinking about doing two Camp Novels in one session, along with a draft of Mission: Prodigy editing. Is that crazy? I don’t know. My 2017 word is doubtless, so this kind of goes along with it. If it works, it works, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t, I guess. Since I also wanted to do NaPoWriMo, it would be a lot of writing and making sure I’m caught up on school *cue groaning*. I may save Fantasy Gossip for July, if I’m not doing any camps or whatnot.

Are you doing anything for Camp NaNo? Am I too ambitious? How are you surviving through edits? Do you like updates or how-to and informational posts?

Posts to Expect Soon:

A Camp NaNo help post

3 Acting Tips to Help Your Character Come to Life

Photography things

13 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Hello! Grammar person is here. What does the fourteen part stand for? If it’s the age, then I’d say do the written out version, but if it’s something else, like a code name, and it’s specifically 14, do 14.

    And agh! All your stories sound awesome! I’m actually going back and outlining my novel (since I didn’t have a really good outline when I started writing), and character developing as well. BUT THEN I’LL FINALLY BE BACK TO WRITING (hopefully in time for Camp).

    And haha! I just discovered NaPoWriMo, and I’m going to do both Camp and that. Wish me luck… XD

    P.S. I like this update post! I don’t know how how-to posts would be like, but I’m open to anything! πŸ™‚

    1. Ah, thank you, grammar person. It is an age, so I shall spell it out.
      Thank you! And good luck! An after-draft outline sounds helpful, since I never really stick to my outlines anyway.
      What I mean by a how-to post would be “how to create graphic designs” or “NaNo prep help”, and etc.

  2. Okay so apparently my comment didn’t go through?? -_- Maybe it was the links . . . I’ll leave them out this time and just assume you know who the people are, lol.

    Anywho . . .

    Grammar cop is in the room! XD The grammatically correct way to phrase it is Halfway to Fourteen. Numbers one through ninety-nine are considered incorrect if you use the actual number — some authors would choose to use “14” because of the vibe and whatnot, though, so it’s your call. πŸ™‚

    YAY for Camp NaNo! I’m doing April with Chloe @ Bees, Butterflies, and Me, and July with Madi and Grace @ The Girl Upstairs. You’re welcome to join us for either or both!

    1. Hm, I’ll check the spam folder. I think fourteen flows better, anyway. Thank you!
      I’ll take you up on that. I believe my username is @itsemmabeth (don’t ask me why).

          1. I don’t think you can search for members on the Camp NaNo site . . . you’re not on the actual NaNo site, are you? (I’m not on that one.)

          2. I signed in to the Camp NaNo site, there’s a search button on the top corner. When are you creating the cabin?

          3. Ugh that’s so weird! (There isn’t an option to reply to your most recent comment, so I’ve no idea where this comment is going to show up in the tiers of comments :P). I can’t find you, either . . . it’s probably because I created a new username a few months ago, meaning I haven’t completed a project under this name. I can’t create a cabin until the April “countdown” begins, but I’ll try to add you then. πŸ™‚

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