The Month of Preparation

Two months ago, I contemplated whether I would do Camp NaNoWriMo in April. The decision ended up being a resounding no, for the sake of my sanity.

Now it’s June. Someone lovely corrected me in the comments of that previous post to inform me that Camp NaNo would be in July this year, not June, so I now have 30 days to prepare.

So I contemplated something else: what if I post every day in June in preparation for writing every day in July? It’s common writing advice that you want to write every day regardless of the circumstances. Seriously. It helps to keep the creative juice flowing or something.

I don’t know whether I agree with this or not, but I wonder whether I could do it and, if I did, how burned out I might be once July hits. There are other factors of course—I start work again tomorrow, and I’ll have that regularly through the end of July. I’ve been told work is pretty dead around this time of year, so I might have extra time to read, to blog, and to write. So it seems manageable, right?

I mean, I think it’s reasonable.

Reasonable doesn’t, however, guarantee that it will work.

This post is not a commitment. This post is a loosely set goal. For the next month—that is, for the 30 days of June—I will attempt to share with you my journey to prepare for July. I will share bits and pieces of worldbuilding, character sketches, and utter frustration with the plot arcs I will doubtlessly write, rewrite, and throw out only to start fresh.

I hope you join me on this fun little thing. I hope you enjoy what may end up being a bit crazy on my end.

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15 thoughts on “The Month of Preparation

  1. Great idea! I was going strong in April NaNo until Life made a very rude demand on my time. I got a good chunk started, but have been spinning my tires ever since. I’m still up in the air about July NaNo because I’m moving, but keeping it as an option.

    I definitely struggle with the writing every day because it starts to feel like a chore instead of something I enjoy, but it’s a good guideline regardless. Look forward to seeing what you post this month! Good luck. 🙂

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