Friday, June 20, 2014

Going Back to Camp NaNoWriMo!

image source: Camp NaNoWriMo

It's that time again!  I'll be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo again this summer, where I will be challenging myself to write a novel in a month's time.  I did this last year and it was the best source of motivation for me.  You may be familiar with National Novel Writing Month that occurs in November, but for this busy girl, it was way too hard to commit to writing a novel during that time of the year.  Since the summer months are typically a bit slower for me, camp is a great time to sit down and write all the words.

You may be asking, what am I writing?  Is it a continuation of last summer's novel?  Or is it something new?  Well friends, this story is definitely something new.  The idea has been brewing in my head for quite some time, though.  I've always gravitated toward "summer stories"and how the potential to begin again during those months is infinite.  Hot, lazy days that stretch into endless starry nights have the potential to create a backdrop for an enchanting contemporary novel.

My story is set at the beach (very similar to the same beach I just visited not too long ago), and it's written from the point of view of a seventeen year old girl.  Already her voice is screaming in my head, begging to be written.  I'm taking that as a very good sign!  Yes, there's a boy.  A boy with messy hair and always playing that country music a little too loud.  I like him already.  There's a common thread woven throughout this story about broken promises, losing one's innocence, and rediscovering what matters most.

My want to tell this story is burning through my fingertips.  I hope you'll cheer me on as I embark on another summer at camp and hopefully meet my goal of 50,000 words by July 31st.  If you'd like to know more about my novel and see my progress, check out my Camper Page here.


  1. It sounds great! I started w/ NaNo last year and won, and I did April's (I think it was April?) camp and got like 37K. My Camp MS is a summer book too! Love those summer books :) I'm moving in July so I think I'm out for now, but I should probably work on the 2 I've got going.

    Good luck to you! You can do it :)

  2. I can't wait to hear more of your story! It is so fantastic already! Good luck G. We will be cheering you on afar. {{HUGS}}

  3. I need to read your books, G!! Also, I feel like I should do this. I totally failed last year. Seriously, I did it for a day or two. BUT MAN I SHOULD. Good luck!!

  4. Ooohhh, it sounds great, Ginger! I totally feel like I should join NaNo too since I need to get this story off me. GOOD LUCK GINGER! :)

  5. Chiming in late here but I just wanted to say how amazing this is and I'll be cheering you on for sure! I LOVE the premise of your novel and cannot wait to see what comes from it!


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