Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ready for Camp!




So Camp NaNoWriMo launches in a few days, and I think I'm ready.  I have the marshmallows, the graham crackers, the chocolate bars. 

Wait, I'm suppose to be writing

Oh crap. 

Umm... maybe not quite as ready as I thought I was.  

Well, I am. I think I'm actually going to be participating as a rebel this time, since I have about four really good WIPs that I need to work on, and I don't have any fresh ideas for camp. I've got a couple, but they're just tidbits of ideas.  The one I'm really wanting to work on is Heaven's Bounty, my (2008?) NaNo. It's actually pretty good. I love the characters, and their interactions, my only real problem is I'm a little stuck on the ending.  I don't quite know how I want to end it!  I think I'm getting close, but I don't know. See, I have a little confession to make: 

I suck at endings. I mean, I tend to start and not finish so many novels that I have far less practice finishing them than I do starting them. So maybe that's what I need to focus on for a while. Either way, I'll be writing 50k during camp, and I hope you join me. We're launching this week, and I've had the pleasure of poking around on the new site in testing all last week, and it's so pretty and simple and awesome. I hope you like it! 

So in the interest of a Camping theme, let's talk toasting marshmallows. Do you like yours on fire, or lightly toasted until golden brown?  Do you like to eat off the outside that's been cooked and re-toast the innards? How do YOU like your marshmallows?


Lindsey said...

Why must you make me so hungry.... :)


Heather said...

Because I was hungry. Must spread the wealth,

inkii said...

-gasp!- The almighty mod is joinin' the rebel camp?

Yeah, me too. But I'm virtually always a rebel for some reason or another, so that's hardly strange. I'll be splitting a single 100,000k novel over both July and August. So I guess I'll be participating by the rules in July and rebelling in August.

Can't wait to see the site. And thank you for keeping the writerly masses updated on site progress -- it's appreciated.

I agree with Lindsey, though: this dieter is now craving marshmallows, and that's just not nice ;_;

Heather In Progress said...

Is there a particular website for Camp NaNoWriMo, or is it the regular website? Will the forums be up and active? Will we be getting pep talk emails, and if so, how do I sign up? I'd like to participate, but of course it's always more fun to do it *with* people. (Misery loves company!)

And I really want s'mores now. I like my marshmallows lightly golden.

Heather said...

It's a whole new website; it'll be a good bit different, without a lot of the stuff you're used to on the main site; think of it as NaNo-lite.

I believe we'll be having pep-talk things, but I'm not sure.

The social aspect... you'll just have to see. ;) It's a surprise.