I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo 2018!

01/04/2018 Personal, Writing 9

I'm doing Camp NaNoWriMo 2018!

So, I’m at it again! I’ll be NaNoWriMoing again this April, although because this is Camp NaNo as opposed to the main event in November, I’ll be setting myself a lower target of 30,000 words. That’s 1,000 words a day I intend to add to my novel manuscript (currently around 58,000 words!), which I think is nice and doable.

However, I am going to be having quite a busy month this month, so we’ll see how it goes! It’s my birthday on the 15th, and so I have a week booked off work, and am going to the Lake District for a few days with my boyfriend. It’s my first holiday in three years, so it’s fair to say I’m pretty excited! I’m just hoping I’ll manage to fit in some writing too that week.

The novel I’ll be working on is a Robin Hood retelling that I’ve been working on for a while, and I have started to struggle a bit with it, as I’ve hit the ‘saggy middle’. So I’m hoping Camp NaNoWriMo is going to give me the push I need to get towards the novel’s end.

I’ll probably do an update post in the middle of the month, and one at the end to say how I got on!

So best of luck to anyone else doing Camp NaNoWriMo! What are you working on this April?

9 Responses to “I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo 2018!”

  1. Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA

    Happy early birthday, Laura! It’s my birthday month, too and I feel soooo good! Glad you will be able to go on holiday!

    Good luck on your Nano project! I ALWAYS fail Nano and I just feel like I can’t write even though I force myself to! I love the sound of Robin Hood retelling! Hope you share your work with us soon!

    • Laura

      Thank you! And happy birthday month to you too! 🙂
      And thanks! I was thinking of sharing a few extracts of my Robin Hood retelling soon, so I’ll have to make sure I do that, if people are interested 🙂

  2. Ianthe

    Best of luck with Camp NaNo, Laura! My goal is 20k words and I already think it’s going to be a struggle. A Robin Hood retelling sounds absolutely fantastic! I don’t think I have ever heard of that particular fairy tale retelling. So excited for you!

    • Laura

      Thank you! 🙂
      And best of luck to you too! It really can be a struggle if you end up busy, or you just aren’t feeling it some days, but I’m sure you can do it! And besides, any words you write this month is better than no words 🙂

  3. Inge

    Good luck with NaNo, Laura! A Robin Hood sounds fantastic, and I hope that the NaNo pressure can help you overcome the “saggy middle” (this gives great visuals hahaha). I’m lowkey doing NaNo – I’m pledging hours instead of words. I just want to work on my WIP. I’m finding it really hard to just sit down and get started.

    • Laura

      Thanks! And yeah, the whole ‘saggy middle’ phrase always makes me mentally go ‘eww!’, but I think that really sums up how I feel about writing the middle of books. I just shrink away from it! 🙂
      And best of luck with your WIP! Pledging to put in a certain amount of hours sounds like a great idea! I may have to try a NaNo like that sometime, as I bet it’s just as effective for getting you writing 🙂

  4. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Ahhh GOOD LUCK!! *cheers wildly for you* Also Robin Hood retelling?! That sounds fantastic! I’m not doing Camp I don’t think but hopefully will either start outlining or keep editing. ? (Also early-happy birthday!)

  5. Isabella Ides

    When you come up for a breath from your own writing project, I wish you’d consider reviewing my new trilogy: White Monkey Chronicles. I’d be happy to send a copy across the pond. I live in Dallas, Texas. I too am a Gatsby fan, and you’ll find the occasional allusion sprinkled through my tale. White Monkey Chronicles tells the story of a rogue order of nuns who are raising an abandoned deity on the down-low. Expect a hotbed of heresies, a feminist insurgency and divine monkeyshines. There’s a free download of Chapter 1 on my website. Plus the book is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle.

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