Camp NaNoWrimo August Update

It’s still August but I’m pretty sure I’ll once again not be a Camp NaNo winner.

That’s okay though! Because this time I finished my project. It’s a novella, not a novel, and I didn’t feel comfortable trying to force it to be anything else. So the first draft of “Six and Seven” is finished. I’m going to set it aside for a little while and then come back to it and edit with a fresh set of eyes, and then see if I can get it published somewhere. I’ve taken a brief glance at different publications looking for horror novellas, and there are a few that look great, so we’ll see how that goes once I’ve revised it.

I came up with ideas for two other novellas, both related to this one in some way, and for a time I thought about combining the three into one project for Camp. Considering that would give me a week to dream up these stories and write them down, I don’t think I’m going to try it. There’s no way it wouldn’t end up being very rushed. I need to kick these ideas around, see if I really love them and want to write them, and then let them come to life on their own. That won’t happen if I try to slap them onto paper in seven days.

To all other Camp participants, I hope your projects are going well! Remember to take it easy, don’t rush things, don’t force things, don’t stop having fun.

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