Diary Challenge: 4th – 10th July 2011

Eeek! It’s Tuesday! Why didn’t anyone tell me? Shame on you all. In case you haven’t guessed, we’re busy writing novels this week. All month in fact, but that’s no excuse not to do a blog post.

Camp NaNoWriMo
is in major Beta this month, but it’s there and you can update your word count. There’s a place to chat to other campers on the NaNo Prime forums until the site is properly launched next month.

This month I was going to write the sequel to one of my previous NaNo novels, just because I’ve already got the whole thing planned, but it got to Friday morning and I started writing my witch story instead. I blame Terry Pratchett. Damn you Tiffany Aching and your impossibly high standard of witchy goodness that I can never hope to attain. My teenage witch sucks in comparison to you! But still I have to write it, because let’s face it, if I only write stuff that’s as good as Terry Pratchett I’d never write anything. But anyway, I have a crappy novel to write and I’m writing it, ok?

Also, I’m planning on cheating at camp, or being a camp rebel if you will. I have a baby, I have a college course, and I have a full time job. I can’t write a 50,000 word novel in a month as well. But I might be able to write 25k, and maybe another 25k next month, so I’m going to consider myself a winner if I manage a 50,000 word novel my the end of the second camp at the end of August, even if I can’t claim any shiny winner goodies.

That’s all for now, folks. See you next week!

3 thoughts on “Diary Challenge: 4th – 10th July 2011

  1. So the site isn’t launched yet but the camp has started or is the camp in Beta, when do you write the 50K words, over what period, who am I, where do I live, can I write???

    Deep breaths…

    Maybe I should go to the website to look, but wait, you didn’t link it :'(

    I think with all you have on your plate 50K words over two months is fair, especially since you have to do it again in November.

    Meanwhile…I really should finish that editing I was doing, bhut you mentioned TP and now I want to read some of his work and try not to think how crap my own writing is.

    • I did link it. Click the ‘Camp Nanowrimo’ at the start of the 2nd paragraph :). Camp has started but the site as minimal features. There’s a camp running this month and another one next month when they’re hoping to have everything turned on.

  2. Oh, damn, and I looked twice. So I fail and suck all at the same time.

    Hangs head in shame goes behind the barn as Old Yellow theme starts and a loud bang is heard

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