No, it may not be November, but it's still time to write like crazy, at least for those of us who do that sort of thing. I'm having trouble deciding if I am going to participate or not... I keep trying and failing. At least with Camp NaNo, you can set your own goal, instead of the 50K craziness of November. (I approve of this.)
Are you one of the many writers planning to work feverishly for a month on one of the programs being run, or a similar one of your own creation? (The list includes Camp NaNoWriMo, NaPoWriMo, Screnzy, and more.) If you're interested, you should check out the links below, most of which I grabbed straight from CRLiterature
, where you can keep tabs on the active literature scene. Most of these are old, but if the challenge hasn't changed, there isn't really a need for repeat articles on the topic.
I've been absent from deviantART for awhile now, and I don't know how likely I am to spend time here when I should be writing, so I doubt I'll be in any chatrooms, but there are several like #NaNoWriMo
, :#cananowrimo:, or #CampNaNoWriMo
if you need friendly
banter and distractions
support while writing any of your various April projects. There's also #CRLiterature
which may be more active but less specific. Please Note:
I don't know which of these chatrooms are actually active! If you know anything about these, do let me know and I'll try to update.Having convinced myself to write this April, what am I writing? I'm taking the concept behind my Legacy of Light series back to what it was originally; I wanted to create a group of novellas that told a story. Each stands alone, but together they tell a longer plot spanning a thousand years of Sraekin history. My original idea became a series of four (and then five) novels when I started writing Eryn and hit 50,000 words early on. Now that I wrote Eryn last April (142,000-word manuscript in one crazy month FTW), and I'm most of the way through Valya
(which I continued working on after I hit 56k in November for a current word count of about 110k), it is now time for Liriel. You can find me (username aethera) over on the NaNoWriMo site if you so desire. I've taken PinkyMcCoversong's advice [again] and started some pre-writing/planning in a paper journal to get me through some of the problem spots I've run into in the past.
You might even get a blog post or three from me.