I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Monday, April 2, 2018

It's time for Camp NaNoWriMo (April 2018)

April is here already. My goodness.

It's just little 'ol me and two of my good friends in a (virtual) cabin this time, and I've gotten off to a very slow start. I have a lot of ideas for short stories and poems, so I am hoping I can sit down and zone in on one at a time. I set a goal of 20,000 words, and with a word count of 0 on my first day, that puts me about 666 words behind. If I write approximately 689 words a day at this point, I'll reach my goal. Camp is laid back, thankfully, and goals are strictly personal and can be altered at any time for any reason.

I've done things a little differently this time. I am often a "planner", but I decided to go into this with only ideas in my head. This is what the NaNoWriMo community refers to as a "pantser", meaning someone who flies by the seat of their pants (a figure of speech we've all heard). I decided to visit and/or join several sites for the sake of inspiration and motivation: AllPoetry, Archive Of Our Own, Pottermore (it turns out I'm a Hufflepuff!), Arc Stories, and I returned to Tumblr. I also made sure I was following a few key Twitter accounts and Reddit subs. I'm working around the apartment and looking at things from childhood and beyond, which has been interesting enough in itself. Maybe I'll share some of my findings soon. I gave my bedroom and tiny desk a decent cleaning, so I'm ready to sit down and do this.

If you're at camp and don't like your cabin, email me with your username to join mine: ugottafriend4life@gmail.com