Hi!! I haven’t done a writing update post in a very long time, but I wanted to do one now, to set my goals for camp nanowrimo. Nanowrimo stands for national novel writing month, and camp nanowrimo is a smaller event that takes place in July and April. This is my second year participating in camp, and I’m really excited to do it. So, here are my goals and plans for July’s Camp Nanowrimo!
The project I’m going to work on:
I’m planning on working on my fantasy WIP for camp. I’ve been plotting it out, and working on outlining and worldbuilding for the last few months. It’s a young adult high fantasy that follows the story of three different girls, all heirs to various thrones across the world. Here is a sort of synopsis that I wrote to descibe it. It’s not fantastic, but it gives an idea to the overall idea of the book!
In a world full of queens and kings, free lands and fallen empires, political tensions, and constant conflict, oftentimes focus can fall away from the natural world.
Ivara is the heir to the Rotrinian throne. A ruthless leader, she knows exactly how she will rule when she inherits her queendom.
Cassia is the crown princess of Emberlim and loves her people more than anything. When she discovers something that could put her people and the world in terrible danger, she knows she must find a way to save them.
Elowyn, the daughter of the fallen king, wants only one thing: revenge. The nations banded together seventeen years ago to take down the Pryan empire, and she has vowed to do everything she can to build it back up.
The three girls have lived entirely different lives, but there is something that is causing them to come together.
The great dragon of the east is rising from a deep slumber for the first time in seven thousand years, and the legends say it is destined to destroy the world.
There is only one thing capable of stopping the dragon: a powerful conjuror, with the power to summon from both the sun and the moon.
The girls have conflicting interests, and the quests they have each embarked on are all very different. But their paths are bound to collide eventually, and only chaos can come from that.
My main goal is to draft the first half of the book. I’ve already writting about 6.5 thousand words, but I’m going to try and hit 40k during the month of July, drafting the first half of the book.
In my writing, I also want to work a lot more on improving my descriptions, and doing more to set different scenes in the book, which is something I have struggled a lot with in the past. I also want to do better with writing more depth with my characters, and staying consistent with all of them.
I think that the preparation that I have done for this book, with world building and character development will help me with these things.
Other hopes I have for the month:
I’m going to be spending most of my time on this, but I still will be doing blogging, and I want a couple of my posts to be about my writing, and my writing projects. I already have a meet my main characters post planned, but I’ll try and do a few others as well, which I’m really excited for!
I’m really excited to be doing Camp Nano this year, and I’m also really happy with the project I’m working on right now. A lot of the time, I’ll lose interest in one of my writing projects after working on it for a bit, but I’ve been steadily working on the details, outline and worldbuilding for this book since February, and I’m still just as excited about it as before!!
Have you done any nanowrimo events before? Are you planning on doing Camp Nano in July? Are you working on any writing projects right now? Chat with me in the comments below!