Friday, June 01, 2012

Today starts June Camp NaNo.

Up until this year I've said I would only ever do the one, traditional NaNo madness in November. The others didn't interest me. However, someone being rude about NaNo in general on the FM site annoyed me enough that I decided to leap into the June set up.

No, not the wisest way to get involved, but you know . . . It kicked me out of some complacent, rolling along work. I had to push to get the outline done -- as much of it as I could do. The end pieces are not as strong as I would like, but I hope that by the time I get to that section, I'll have a better feel for everything.

I am writing Resurrection: Chance and Change. This is a science fiction novel about a group of people who did something drastic after their captain died in a brawl at one of his usual gambling games. And the person they're pinning their hopes on is brave, smart . . . and has a lot of secrets of his own.

This might be just the sort of thing I need for June, which is looking like another miserable month otherwise. We have to pay to have a tree taken down. Russ will not be home for our anniversary (5th year I a row) and various other real life things that just make life annoying sometimes.

But I have my writing. I have a brand new book I am about to write, so life can't be all bad, right? I do not intend to make this a mad rush through writing like I do with the November NaNo, either. I plan to have this novel done at the end of the month, and nothing more.

I think this is going to be fun.

(Late day report: 5190 words into the novel. Yes, it is fun!)

(Oh and the picture -- Cotton-topped Tamarin. I use them in the story!)


Chris said...

hahaha! I wasn't going to do it either but got sucked in anyway. :oD

Anonymous said...

I'm dong it for the first time, too. My first ever Nano. Life's always crazy, so why not write? :)

Good luck with yours - glad you're having fun.

Catana/Sylvie Mac said...

Good luck. I did the opposite -- signed up and then backed out. I'm working on a novel that's been sitting around since the 2009 NaNo, and I'm determined to get it done and out of the way. Depending how much I accomplish this month, I might go for the August camp.

Yzabel said...

I was so tempted to participate too, and get a nice change from my usual winter NaNo rut. But June is just such a bad month for me this year, between the end-of-schoolyear rush and oral exams to tackle.

I hope yours go well.

Gabriele C. said...

They're called Liszt monkeys here, after the composer who sprouted a big head of white hair when he got older. The Promate Research Centre here has a whole group of them. So cute and funny.