In Deep In Camp NaNoWriMo

by Miranda Brumbaugh in

And so it begins.

I'll be participating in July's do-or-die, which means for the next month I'll be M.I.A. but without the bling and award winning song "Paper Planes" in my arsenal.

You've probably heard of the National Novel Writing Month marathon held every November for the past decade, in which creative types pound out 50,000 words in 30 days. There's also Camp NaNoWriMo held every July for young adults.

This year they are also allowing adults to join the YA campers. Also, participants in the July camp can set their individual word count goal and they can work on anything including rewrites and nonfiction, all of which are unacceptable for November's marathon. 

That is why I'm participating. I am in desperate need to get my first fiction fantasy novel, "In Deep," from rewrite stage to publication.

It's time, it's way past time.

So with the support and competition of those in my Camp NaNo cabin, of which we have yet to give a name, I am all packed up and ready to go. I've got my entire novel plotted using index cards and I've written out every scene that needs work or has yet to exist but that will when I'm finished with the rewrite. I even have my synopsis!

Swan Mooney lives in Wilewood Hollow deep in the Appalachian Mountains with her drug dealer dad and no hope but to escape deep into the woods of her backyard, where she discovers another world that is not exactly the fairy tale of which she'd dreamed but way more enchanting.