Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Camp NaNoWriMo

First, let's start with the good news. I went to the doctor today and my blood pressure has dropped, which is great.  I'm now borderline for high blood pressure.  Yay!  He said we don't have to start medication, though I'll probably have to have it later in life.  He'll check it again in six months.  I'm very excited!  I even went on a run tonight, probably a little over a mile - not that impressive, but it was a good start.  It was misting and windy, so not the best conditions.  But I'm happy about it.

Okay, other news... Camp NaNoWriMo starts July 1st.  (Well, that's the expected time when the site will be ready.)  If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is; it stands for National Novel Writing Month.  It usually begins in November, and each participate has from the 1st to 30th to write a 50,000 word novel.  NO EDITING ALLOWED until FINISHED.  I love that rule. :)  Here's the site so you can learn more about it if interested:  http://www.nanowrimo.org.  Camp NaNoWriMo is new.  You'll have 30 days, starting on the day that you chose, hypothetically.  So you can do NaNoWriMo in the summer instead of during the school year.  I'm very excited for that!! 

But now I have a dilemma.  I made a goal to finish editing "To Love Without Hope" by July 15th, and I want to do Camp NaNoWriMo, but I can't do both at the same time.  I am considering putting off the editing until August, so I can write a new novel.  But I'm not sure.  I think it would be good, giving me a break from editing and a little space from my novel. 

Is it okay to push back the editing for another month?  And is anyone else going to do Camp NaNoWriMo? :)

3 comments:

  1. I'm on holidays for the first week of Camp Nanowrimo, I may try it anyway...we'll see.

    Sorry, everything's been frantic, but I'm nearly finished To Love Without Hope! Thoroughly enjoying it. I'll email when I'm done. :)

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  2. I don't know if I'll try, but maybe. :)

    I'm glad that you're enjoying it! I'll look forward to your comments when you are done.

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  3. I think it's a fine idea to push back the editing. It will give you new ideas for editing and I can't wait to hear about the new novel.

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