Are you doing Camp NaNo? I wasn’t sure if I was going to this year or not until I made a goal on the Nano website before bed at 4:00am on April 1st.
Which… might not be the best time of day to be setting goals. Since I’m a night owl, that’s really still an hour before I would normally go to bed, but still.
Now, for those of you who don’t know, Camp Nano is basically NaNoWriMo Light.
NaNoWriMo consists of a bunch of writers buoying each other’s spirits as they each try to write 50 thousand words in a month (November).
Camp NaNo takes place in April and writers get to set their own goals for the month. It can even be editing rather than writing.
So, way too late at night for goal setting, I decided that I’d shoot for adding 20 thousand words to The Regonia Chronicles. Not a bad goal, considering the mild sleep deprivation that prompted it.
The challenge will be doing this alongside prepping release stuff for Allmother Rising and editing A Blessed Darkness. I guess I could make an editing goal, too.
But anyway, 20k words isn’t a bad goal.
By and large, I usually have no idea what’s coming in my books. I don’t exactly plan them. If I did, I would’ve known that The Regonia Chronicles was going to be multiple books rather than just one.
But I sorta have an idea of what’s coming for the next little portion.
Climb a mountain. Hope to avoid lightning storms while on said mountain. Avoid alien abduction while attempting to forge an alliance with a warrior tribe that fears you’ve brought a disease from the stars.
You know. Normal, every day shit.
So, maybe since I know what’s coming (to a degree) I’ll be able to just bust right through those 20k words.
But in all likelihood, a million complications will come up and draw out the progression of it all. Maybe someone will fall off a cliff.
I’m hoping to finish writing this series this year and finish the editing by next spring in order to maintain my publishing schedule. As long as it doesn’t blossom into too many additional books, that should be possible. Right now, it’s looking like three or four plus a novella prequel.
I *think* I know the general plot of the rest of book three and most of book four. And there are a few additions and adjustments that need made to books one and two.
But for now, I’m just going to concentrate on the 20 thousand words for this month.
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