Each year, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is held in November. The goal is to write 50,000 words (which is really only half of a book in my corner of the world) during the month. There’s a fabulous community that comes together for that event and I enjoy participating each year.
The thing is that if you’re a working writer (like yours truly), you need to write at that speed more than one month out of the year. You need to write at that speed pretty much every month. The organizers at NaNoWriMo also put together a summer writing month called Camp NaNoWriMo. This is a cool idea, but I’m going to just do mine here on my blog instead of on their site. I’m calling it Summer Writing.
It’s July 20. The Crusader’s Bride is locked and loaded at all portals, and everything is done for the July 28 on sale date. I have no other promotional commitments this summer, and am just going to write as much as I can. Let’s find out how much that is!
There are seven weeks between now and Labour Day weekend. I have two projects on my desk, and will post my progress each Monday morning. This morning, here’s my starting point:
Project One: 21,500 words
Project Two: 6,700 words
Both will be full length books. I’d like to finish both this summer. Away we go!