Camp Time Approaches: 4 More Days Until Camp NaNoWriMo Begins

Good Morning, Friends!

This week has been another greatly productive one for me in regards to my personal life and with my writing.

The beginning of this week, I was able to work out a great outline for my story.  For me, this is a huge feat-especially considering how I’ve written a lot of my past pieces. I would just dive into a story and just write it with no real planning involved, just writing within what I call “the moment.” As I’ve gotten older, that “moment” I talk about can last anywhere from minutes to hours with no indication as to what that “moment” will be like. So, to prepare myself for that, I decided to dissect my short story into areas of focus for my overall piece. Since I want to incorporate a lot of personal philosophies and ideas, I broke up the short story by matters of importance (outside perspective versus inside perspective)  and ordered said matters of importance to flow accordingly. This way when I’m feeling stuck, I can turn to my outline as a guide. As someone who likes to explore new ways of learning, I’m glad that I decided to give this a try. I see my outline as more of a literary to do list, which by looking at it from that perspective, I can honestly say that it helped to write it out for me. In my everyday life, I usually schedule out my day ahead so that I can complete the tasks that need to be done that day in a timely manner. I can’t believe I didn’t think to do this sooner! Well, the important thing is, I have that knowledge to help me now, and I will use it accordingly.

As Camp NaNoWriMo approaches for the April month, I’ve decided that I will just focus more on getting my story to paper, and worry about editing in May. I think what’s more important is getting back into the swing of writing on such a large scale again. I think what’s remarkable is that a creative writing program like this exists, and that it’s free and open to the public. I am really psyched for this challenge that lies ahead of me, and I can’t wait to share my experience with you all, one day at a time. For those of you participating in the Camp, I look forward to working along side you, making our dreams come true. To those who are just along for the ride, I hope you have a great time, and I secretly hope that one day, you’ll join along. Until then, have a great rest of your week, and I’ll see you Saturday with the usual weekly reflection.




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