Well, Camp NaNoWriMo, “an idyllic writers retreat, smack-dab in the middle of [my] crazy life,” begins again on Wednesday, August 1st. As those few of you who followed my progress in June know, the month got off to a pretty successful start (as all these NaNo projects usually do), then crashed and burned big within a few short days.
So why on earth would I go back to camp for a second round, especially with rehearsals for two different choirs and my five credit hour French refresher class about to ramp up in a big way? I came up with these answers, and I put them in pictorial format because it’s more interesting and memorable:
So once more this summer I’ve packed the bug spray, stocked up on Twizzlers and Diet Coke, and gotten myself a whole new batch of campers as cabin-mates. I have no more planned or unplanned distractions like getting caught up in world building for a series that has 10 books ahead of it on the Grand Writing Plan schedule. I know I can find a way to
work around work with the choir rehearsals and my French class’s lectures and homework and get those word count numbers spinning because I have in fact done it before.
I think what I need now is what Kate Winslet’s character Iris from the movie “The Holiday” needed, something slightly resembling…GUMPTION.