Camp NaNo: Prep Checklist

Camp NaNoWriMo starts one week from today!

–Do you know what you’re going to write/edit?
–Do you have an (optional) outline?
–Are you in a cabin with others?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, or you’re unsure, then you should probably stop reading this and get to work.

One more week… seven days… are you ready?

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Camp NaNo: Cabins

We’re two weeks away from Camp NaNoWriMo!

The Camp site doesn’t have forums like the main NaNo site. If you want to chat with fellow participants, you can either go to the Camp NaNo forum on the main site or you can join a cabin.

Cabins are assigned randomly, but you can change your cabin settings if you so wish. You can request people in your age group, people who are writing in the same genre as you, or people who have the same word count goal as you. Depending on what you choose, the camp counselors will assign a cabin to you.

Or…

There are private cabins. You can start your own cabin and invite specific participants to join. You can remain private with your friends or after you’ve invited who you want, you can make the cabin public where others can join at will.

Or…

You can opt out of the cabin assignments and not be in a cabin at all. It’s just you, your story, and the crackling campsite fire.

Cabin assignments are one week from today. Make sure you set your settings or create a private group soon!

Kris (Winged_Spirit) and I (Fiery_Sapphire) are in a private cabin of our own. It’s just the two of us right now, but if you would like to join us, let me know in the comments with your NaNo username. There aren’t a lot of spots, so it’ll be first come, first serve. We’re looking forward to writing with everyone.

Two more weeks and the writing begins. Finish your preparations soon!

Yay, Updates!

I’m Productive…Sort Of….

 

Yesterday, June 19, I actually got a good amount of writing done. Kris and I went to Barnes and Noble to be productive! She wrote a story that she started a while ago and I edited some more of Hunter. I got two and half chapters done…then our friend coincidentally ran into us again. Last time it was no coincidence, but this time it was. So the last hour or so of us being there was spent mingling with an old friend…and drinking half of his Starbucks java chip. 🙂 He wasn’t too happy about that, but I was.

So I got some editing done. Because I have three stories that need to be edited, I don’t want to start anything new. The only exception I’ll make to that Camp NaNo, which is next month. In which case I will have four novels to be edited. I decided that I am not going to start anything new until all (or at least two) of the novels are completely edited and ready to be published! Only while I’m looking for publishers I’ll start something new to pass the time. While I edit, if I get an itch to write, I’ll write FanFiction.

Speaking of FanFiction, that’s the other thing I wrote yesterday. Last night I hand-wrote the prologue and first chapter to my Pokemon parody Yellow. Then I typed it up because I was curious how long it was going to be. I hand-wrote 2,019 words. I was impressed with myself. The reason I’m hand-writing it is because when I go on vacation in July, I’m not going to be able to bring my laptop. I’ll be editing, but I also want to be able to write somethings, too.

As I stated, I edited some more of Hunter yesterday. I always write when I start the novel, when I finish, when I start editing, and when I finish editing. Then I record the number of pages, chapters, and words. Sadly enough, I haven’t kept up with that with all of my novels. I’m going to start keeping up with it again though when I start Camp NaNo next month. Anyway, I started that novel back in August 2011. Old, right? Unfortunately, I never recorded when I finished it. I’m sure it was at least six months later that I finished it or something.

My point is that it was almost two years ago that I started the novel. I was 17 at the time, but turned 18 less than a month later. I started the novel August 2 and my birthday is September 1. I don’t know if it was the age or I didn’t have my cup of coffee that day, or maybe I had just written a lot that day and was getting tired. But when I edited yesterday, I was on page 129 in the middle of chapter eleven, and I read this line:

“I know that that would James pleased.”

I have to say that I completely died laughing when I read that. I have no idea what I was thinking–well, I clearly wasn’t thinking at all. That line is 100% messed up! I’m pretty sure I meant:

“I know that James would be pleased.”

So I changed it to that. I just thought I would share. Hopefully this gave you all a good belly laugh as it did for me.

Back to business: Anyone who is doing Camp NaNo next month, the cabins are being assigned starting today! I just checked and I am already in a cabin. I have to admit that I am pretty shocked with my cabin. I have always been in a cabin with four other people. So, including myself, the total amount of writers in a cabin was five. Sometimes there were only four of us all together. Four or five total, never three or anything like that. Guess how many people now? Including me, there are eight of us. How crazy is that? I wonder why they assigned so many people to one cabin…I’m not complaining, but I just think that it’s a little weird. I didn’t know they put that many people in one cabin together.

I think I said everything I wanted to say. I’m focusing on editing, only to write FanFiction when I get bit by the writing bug. The only exception is Camp NaNo. I can’t wait for Camp! 🙂