Tuesday, July 31, 2012

#Camp NaNoWriMo and #IWSG

© Donna B. McNicol
Breath slowly, deep breaths...in, out...in, out. Relax...you can do this! Okay, I think I'm ready to jump in. Today is the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo and the first day of working on my mystery novel (I know, I already started the first chapter but that was in response to a Visual Dare).

I'm normally a plotter, although not overly detailed. I like to let the story flow as I write, making notes for consistency. (Thank goodness for Scrivener!). This time around I have a prologue that cam from a dream, a setting and a few barely defined characters. This should be interesting. There's been a murder and even I don't know who dun it...yet.

I've got my 15 day quotes pre-scheduled for every other day - just so you don't forget me. I hope some of you will join in the fun and do the quotes as well. I will try to drop some updates as to my progress as the month goes on but no promises. I'm not only trying to write at least 50k words, but our RV is parked where we have no Internet access.

So my worries about Camp NaNoWriMo is my post for the Insecure Writers Group this August. Will I be able to focus on my writing on a daily basis? Can I manage to write 50k semi-coherent words? I have no outline, barely done character profiles on a few main characters and have no idea where the story is going to go. Gulp!

So, till the end of August....


  1. Hey Donna! Good luck with Camp NaNoWriMo! Think positive! Break a pencil!

  2. Good luck! :)
    IWSG #179 (At least until Alex culls the list again. :P)

  3. Good luck! Is this your first NaNo? Biggest advice/help is this: don't edit AT ALL during the month. Send your inner editor on a long vacation!! I do take days off as long as I've met or exceded my word count goals - sometimes you need a mental health day. :o)


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