You know how you tell yourself, “Nope. I’m not going to do this,” and then you go off and do it?
I’m not going to break my diet by eating that piece of cake. You eat not just the piece, but the whole cake.
I’m not going to spend hours playing video games instead of studying. It’s 5 AM when you realize you have a test in a few hours and all you’ve done is move up two levels and won a pretty sweet game of capture the flag.
I’m not going to do Camp NaNoWriMo while I’m busy working on my novel series.
Well, guess what I did?
After I put aside NaNoWriMo to concentrate on a novel series I was actually planning on publishing, I decided to throw in the towel and do the July camp session. It’s not quite hard-core NaNoWriMo like what we see in November, but it’s still a month of writing, and my goal of 50,000 words in 31 days is still there, looming and filling my ever waking hour with word counts and daily averages.
As if I didn’t get enough sleep while writing a series (ha!)
But as crazy as it sounds, I’m excited. Yes, I know it’s going to add another busy thing to my already busy schedule. Yes, I know reaching 50,000 words is more of a dream than a reality at this point. Yes, I know I’ll be working on two completely different story sets at the same time and I’ll probably be confused by the time August rolls around. But this is writing-writing-and I can’t help but get giddy when thinking I’m going to get the chance to create another story for fun.
And on top of that, I won’t be alone! A friend of mine (who is also a fellow writer) will also be joining the craze with me. It’s nice to be able to participate in NaNoWriMo with people, and I definitely look forward to being able to talk about word counts with someone who will know what I’m talking about!
So for all you fellow campers, good luck and have fun with Camp NaNoWriMo this July! I’m going to try and post some camp updates during the upcoming month and I hope to have some updates on the series I’m readying to publish as well. My sincerest apologies that this blog has been a little scarce lately (editing and re-editing takes up a lot of time), but I’m hoping to pick things up a bit with more posts in the coming months.
I’m off to pack for camp! (I’m going to need a lot of s’mores for this!)