Almost ever since I joined the online world about two years ago (has it really only been two years?!) I've heard about National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo, or NaNo. In case you don't know, it's basically writing a 50,000 word novel in a month, the month of November. I thought it looked fun and wanted to try, despite knowing that I'm a slow writer and have yet to reach 50,000 in any project. It never worked out to do regular NaNo (yet), but I'm doing Camp NaNo in July.
I think I might be crazy to try. We're finishing our basement right now too, on top of my being a slow writer, but I still aim to try.
My goal is to finish my outer space dystopian, which amounts to a little under 30,000 words. You can do goals like that in Camp. I'm really eager to finish this book. I feel like it's important. I'm not sure exactly why. It's nothing like anything I've ever written before. For one thing, the characters' ages make it more YA than Middle Grade. (Still appropriate for middle grade readers, though.) But the bigger things are that it's really all about Christianity. My characters have always been Christians, and it's been a big part of the story to trust God, but this is about discovering Christianity for the first time. It's also not as much of an action book. Rather than non stop action it's more...introspective...and...deep. It's hard to figure out what words to use to describe it, but I think deep fits very well. My sister likes it best.
I intend to give weekly NaNo updates, but we'll see how that goes. If my posting only consists of pre-scheduled promo posts for my friends' awesome books, that'll be enough. And I can't wait to share more of my stories with you!