Well, Camp Nanowrimo is coming up in April. And everyone knows I can’t resist a good Nanowrimo. So here comes the age-old dilemma on whether I should participate or not…
I’ve resisted the camp version of Nano for 2 years now because it’s just not as helpful. The atmosphere is different at camp, the stakes are less, and there are less people participating. I have never lost a November Nanowrimo, but I have won Camp only 50% of the time. I always have high hopes about the cabin process and am inevitably disappointed. It’s just not ideal, neither for my work style nor for my current projects.
But it’s also a giant writing party on the internet. How do I stay away from that?
So, the questions are – is it worth it? And what project would I commit to? I already have more drafts of novels than I know what to do with. I don’t actually want to write a novel in a month right now, either. That takes stamina, man. So that leaves progress on current projects by benchmark. I have half a mind to commit to 4 short stories in 4 weeks. Setting actual, measurable goals for this draft of Blue Gentian would be helpful, too.
I don’t know… I have a month to decide, right? Nothing is happening over there until April.
Giant writing party on the internet! And their art is so cool this time around, too!
Or maybe I should just keep plugging and forget the whole Camp Nanowrimo thing. It’s hardly ever a good idea.