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Poll Results: What Will I Write For July’s Camp NaNoWriMo?

July Camp NaNoWriMo Poll Results Rachel Poli

In my May Wrap Up post, I asked you guys what I should write for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo session.

I included a fantasy novel, a romance novel, and a general young adult novel. All three are projects that I have worked on before, so I will just be adding 50,000 words to the novel.

The fantasy novel, Hunter, was what I wrote for Camp in July 2015. I also did a poll for that and Hunter won. I wrote 50,000 words, but never finished the story.

I included two other novels that I started. Neither one of them was for Camp or the November NaNoWriMo, so neither one of them is 50,000 words into the story. I think one is about 20k words in and the other is about 11k words in.

I always try to start a new project for any NaNo session, but I have so many novels that I’ve started and never finished that I thought I should be a “rebel” and work on something I’ve already started.

Hunter was my first choice, but I still wanted to include a poll to see what you guys thought. I couldn’t choose which two other novels to include, so Kris chose for me: Far Away and The Blank Page. I have to admit, I got in the mood to write The Blank Page again after re-reading some of what I wrote. There’s some funny stuff in there!

Anyway, with that long intro out of the way, here are the results:

For the second year in a row, Hunter is the winner! I will be adding another 50,000 words to the already 50k-word novel.

On the first day of the poll, Hunter was winning by a landslide. Then The Blank Page caught up and was actually winning by one or two off and on. Then they were both tied for a couple of days, both their votes going up at once. In the end, Hunter pulled through.

Thank you to everyone who voted! I really appreciate the help. Since it won two years in a row I can only hope that when the novel gets published (though probably not for a while) you guys will be thrilled and want to read it!

I’ve started a read through of what I have so far and have been making an outline of what I have so far. Then I’ll try to outline the rest of the novel for July.

The outlining shouldn’t be too bad. I already know how the novel is going to end. To be honest, this draft of the novel is actually a rewrite. I wrote this novel back in 2011, but the first draft, as always, wasn’t very good. This version is more or less the same as the original, but still vastly different.

I’m excited to dive back into the manuscript. I’ll still be working on my detective series in the meantime, but it’ll be a nice change of pace to work on something else and a new genre at that.

July will be here before we know it. Do you know what you’re writing yet? Are you planning your novel or not?

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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.

18 thoughts on “Poll Results: What Will I Write For July’s Camp NaNoWriMo?

  1. Hi Rachel, I am writing poetry at 10,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo and celebrating my birthday July 11. I have a cabin called Cabin Enigma. Do you have a cabin yet? I would like to be NaNo writing buddies with you.

    1. Hi Wenona! Good at with your poetry. That sounds tricky (it would be for me, lol).
      I actually already am part of a cabin, but thank you for the invite. My username on Camp NaNo is Fiery_Sapphire if you would like to keep in touch through private messages. 🙂

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