Monday, July 1, 2013
Sign up for Summer Camp
Just to make my life a little more challenging I've decided to sign up for Camp Nanowrimo. If you're not familiar with the website for National Novel Writing Month you should be. The original novel writing month is in November, but just to give us the kick in the pants we need they give us Camp Nanowrimo in July.
The idea is to write 50,000 words in the month of July. Will you be writing 50,000 amazing, beautiful, money making words? Probably not. But you'll be 50,000 words closer to a finished novel than you were last month!
I'm not even saying I'm going to write the full 50,000, although I'm going to try.
I am a stay at home mom of two kids, and pack leader to four dogs so summer is not exactly full of free time.
It gets so bad that I recently outlawed the use of the word "mom" between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00am. It's just too damn early!
And even if the kids are being good the dogs will drive me insane.
We have a little bell hanging on the back door that the little pups hit with their paws when they have to make a pee pee. Jingle, Jingle. Adorable, right? Well, imagine being in the middle of (what you hope is) an intense scene and jingle, jingle.
"I'm writing." You say. But the jingling only gets more intense. JINGLE, JINGLE, JINGLE...
Alright already. You get up, open that back door and one, two, three, four dogs SLOWLY walk outside onto the concrete patio. They turn and stare at you. You begin to close the door and one by one the little monsters amble back through the door and into the house.
False alarm. You sit back down to write...jingle, jingle.
Anyway, my point is, nobody really has time for this writing gig. You just have to eek out the time and if you're lucky you'll have a goal to push you along. In comes Camp Nanowrimo. So sign up. Ban the use of the word "mom" completely if you have to, but get that writing time in!
I'll keep you posted about how I'm doing. Let me know how you're doing!
It's not too late. Right now it's 12:25pm on July 1st, and I haven't written word one of my novel yet either.