The exclamation mark can give you an idea of how excited how I am about Camp NaNoWriMo! For those who don’t know what that is, click here to read a little and swat away your ignorance. For those who are too lazy to open another tab and go through more text to understand this one,: Camp NaNoWriMo is short for Camp National Novel Writing Month. It’s a thing where we set our own goals for writing anything creative in the span of a month. How is it different from deciding to write for a month, all by yourself? There’s a huge online writing committee cheering each other on and… Cabins! This is a new concept for me too, here we are allotted a cabin with other writers (we can set preferences) who are also participating and we can make new writer friends (Yay).
My Camp NaNo project this time is a collection of poetries. My wordcount goal is 30,000 words. It is a LOT, for poetry. I completed 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo last November and it was definitely a challenge, but it was prose! There is only so much you can add to a poem and still sound poetic.
Anyway, I thought I’d write all narrative poems, but I’ve changed my mind and now I’ll be writing different kinds of poems because to complete my word count I cannot afford to limit my options. I know some poems won’t be good but I’ll have a big collection to choose good ones from. 🙂
I might upload some on my blog later if you’d like to read. Also, I convinced my friend Ifla to participate with me. She’ll be writing memoirs which I’m excited to read. It’s a pain to force her to outline because I know it won’t be easy without an outline. But I’m glad to have someone to do word sprints with and drink caffeine in its glorious forms. That’s all for today, I’ll keep you updated with my writing journey through the month. Wish me luck!
P.S. I made that sketch and then edited it to look eccentric.