Finally getting places! (writing update!!)
So if you knew me in real life you’d know that I am a serious procrastinator in terms of writing. Of course I write blog posts obviously on the new Inside A Dog website as well as Tumblr and other social media accounts but I have never really branched out with my writing. I know, I know this is a bad thing but writing a book takes time and practise and also writing is a little bit daunting for me. Anyway so me being the person who hates sitting still, I decided to tackle my fear and gain experience by writing for Camp NaNoWriMo!
But what is Camp NaNoWriMo? Well it is a shorter writing challenge than it’s big sister NaNoWriMo. Whereby in NaNoWriMo you write 50,000 words in a month (this happens in November) Camp NaNoWriMo allows you to adjust a goal of your choice. For me I decided to choose 18,000 words in a month to give me the much needed boost for my writing project.
So at the moment I am writing a fanfiction. I know you are probably rolling your eyes right now but Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner said that it was a really great way to boost your writing knowledge and expertise. Taking on their advice I decided “why not?” and “What do I have to lose?” so I guess one thing lead to another and I am writing a contemporary novel!
I’m more of a horror, deep/dark, paranormal, fantasy and romance writer so this is definitely a challenge for me especially since I don’t write much on broken families (the main character has a bad relationship with her step-mother. This is kind of a Cinderella retelling) but I’m really eager to see if I find it interesting or challenging.
Also guys another reason to join the Camp NaNoWriMo challenge is that we can join a cabin and talk about our writing projects. It’s also a great idea to have a “cabin group” as it can really motivate you too. I’ll definitely recommend you give it a go especially if you want to improve your writing or challenge yourself.