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What Should I Write For Camp NaNo In July?

Another session of Camp NaNoWriMo starts in less than a month. Normally I would write the next novel to my George Florence series, but seeing that books two and three still need editing while book one needs rewriting, I don’t think I want to throw book four into the mix just yet.

With that being said, other than short stories, I haven’t written any other novels in a long time.

I have six novels completed. The genres range from fantasy, romance, general young adult, and mystery. I have many more ideas where that came from; all different genres, too.

With that being said, I’m not really sure what I want to write for Camp NaNo next month.

I want to start outlining the novel as soon as possible, but seeing as I can’t decide on what to write… You see my dilemma, yes?

I thought I would let you guys decide what I should write. How exciting does that sound?!

I’ll give you three options because I’m torn between those ones. Below are the summaries for each novel. Underneath the summaries I’m going to give quick summaries to the five titles and below that there will be a poll.

So the rules are simple: read through each summary, decide which novel you think sounds the best, and then vote on that novel on the poll. See? Easy-peasy.

I’ll most likely post which novel I’ll write on Tuesday (June 9) or Thursday (June 11) of next week, depending on how many votes I get.

Thank you guys so much in advance! I really appreciate the help!

A Job to get Done

Ruxbury is a small town in the middle of nowhere. It’s a quiet town with friendly people who all know and help one another. In such a small town with no problems, only one officer is in charge. Owen Gray, who has lived in Ruxbury his whole life, takes over as the town’s detective when the previous detective retires. His job turns out to be less than glamorous, but he makes it through each day.

Lynx is a runaway who is visiting Ruxbury for the first time in her life–as the town’s thief. When she joins a group of rogues in the middle of the woods, Lynx is assigned to Ruxbury as the common thief. Whatever her leader tells her to grab, she steals it quickly and silently with no one as the wiser.

When Owen becomes suspicious that this isn’t an act of the townspeople, he catches Lynx red-handed. It turns into a game of cat and mouse and the two grow closer all while trying to stay true to what they believe in. For Owen, it’s protecting the law. For Lynx, it’s breaking the law.

Cybertra

In the year 2300, androids are used to help people as butlers, maids, cooks, delivery services; anything to help the human race in a good way. Everyone loves their robots. Hannah Noel’s father is a scientist; a famous scientist. He creates the largest production of robots for their country.

When Hannah’s father dies, Hannah discovers some her father’s research to be missing. She believes him was murdered when no one else does. With the help of a few robots, Hannah jumps on the case wondering why anyone would need to kill in order to get their hands on some robotic information.

Hunter (The Hunt #1)

Cat Webber is the daughter of big-shot Charles Webber, founder and owner of X-Terminate; a company that rids of mutants off the streets to keep humans safe. Raised as a Hunter, Cat believes all mutants are bad simply because they’re different from humans. However, her morals are questioned when she gets to know some mutants; especially Brandon Hurst.

Brandon Hurst is a mutant who can teleport and bend time. He knows some secrets about X-Terminate and Charles that Cat doesn’t even know about. Cat is curious to find out what Brandon may or may not know. It’s not until she discovers her father is killing off the mutants that Cat struggles with taking her father’s orders or if she should stand up for what she believes is right.

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

25 thoughts on “What Should I Write For Camp NaNo In July?

  1. Oh! All such good plots. While I’m in love, absolute love, with your third plot (Hunter), I’m not certain that starting a new series while in the middle of another is such a grand idea. If I went on which drew me more, that’s the one I would pick though. :/ So tough… OK, I choose… That one! *points*

    1. Lol, it’s funny because Hunter is actually already written. It was the second novel I ever wrote; therefore, it’s awful. It needs some serious rewrites, which was why I put it on the list. Good point, though. Thanks for voting! 🙂

      1. That’s where the inspiration came from. I think I may change Charles’s name. Even though the idea was inspired by X-Men, as I was writing the summary I couldn’t remember their last name and instinctively I wanted to put Xavier, lol. So Charles might end up being a Jack or something. 😉

  2. Given only the three choices, I’d probably choose the first, “A Job to Get Done.” But how about a 4th option? I think my favorite aspect of CampNaNo is the freedom from the rules of the main challenge. I think you should work on the rewrite of the first Florence novel. That series seems to be your highest priority and favorite from what I gather reading your blog. Getting that baby polished and ready for prime time might make muse the happy and ready for a new story in November. Just a thought. 😀

    1. I kinda agree here actually… Camp is a perfect time for re-working/re-writing novels… I know I’m editing/re-writing for Camp this year. Why not do the same yourself? Or are you looking at taking a break from Florence completely for a moment? Take a step back and look at it again later with a fresh set of eyes?

      1. Luna and Skye, I’m spending the month of June rewriting George. I’m treating June like a NaNo month and have been writing 2k words a day on that novel. I want to do something different for July because I haven’t worked on any other projects in a long time and my head has been spinning from editing and thinking of the rewrites of George, let alone actually rewriting it, lol.

        Time permitting, I will still be working on George here and there in July since that is my main project right now, but I do think I need a break from that plot and the characters–and I’m sure the characters need a break from me. 😉

        Thanks for your input!

  3. I went with the second one – I really love the idea of a scifi/mystery crossover story. (Also: the title is awesome, which sort of makes me a bit biased… but oh well, I love the premise just as much. 😉 )

    1. Lol, thanks! The title was actually my sister’s idea. I wanted a robotic name like “cybertron,” but female version and she came up “Cybertra.” 🙂

  4. Originally I was going to select the first one, because it sounded like a romance and, ugh, romance! But then I had to go for the second because I was so intrigued. Good luck with Camp NaNo – I’m doing it this year with short stories and a novella because I want to experiment with different genres without committing myself – so, if I don’t like it or write it well, it’s no biggie. 🙂

    1. I did a collection of short stories last November and I have to say it was about half and half. Some stories were really good and others were… not. Lol. Good luck!

      1. That sounds pretty cool! I can’t check the results because I’m not home and the app doesn’t show the polls. But last time I checked they were tied up. 😉

  5. I think #1 sounds a bit too much like the George Florence novels, and agree that it’s probably not best to start a new series while you are working on a series already, so I picked #2. Plus, murder mysteries, androids, future, what could go wrong?

    1. Thanks for voting and giving me your thoughts. I thought I would have my own opinion on what I wanted to write by now, but I still don’t. I’m glad I asked you guys, lol.

  6. Love that you are giving the choice away – I was drawn to Hunter for two reasons – 1. it reminded me of xmen, and two my most loved kitty cat was called Hunter – may she rest in peace 🙂

      1. just a tabby, she had a bit of bengal in her though – we also had a purebred bengal at the time too. Cannot believe your cats called hunter!

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