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.