Camp NaNo started yesterday! I’ve been waiting and waiting for it, and now it’s arrived! For anyone who’s not familiar with it, it’s NaNo…year-round. It’s great for people who can’t/don’t want to do NaNo in November or for people who want to do more than one novel in a year. While I’m a big fan of multiple novels going at one time, I know it’s not for everyone, so it’s a good way to get all of those ideas out. Plus, last year, I learned that 2 50k novels is the most I’m willing to do, so it’s perfect for me!. This month, I’m doing an NCIS fanfiction, and it’s based off of the season finale. The timing of Camp NaNo is perfect, because I’m hoping to have this thing (mostly) written by the time the season 9 premiere rolls around in mid-September. I think it’ll also be a good test run for NaNo, because this month, I’m planning to keep up with my other novels while writting a 50k novel. I’m not sure how completed they’ll be by November, but at least one should be done, maybe 2 or 3 if I’m lucky. Anyway, it’ll be good to see how it works out.
It’s off to a really slow start, and my own theories about what’s going on aren’t thought out at all, so I’m winging it. I’ll definitely have to write those down as soon as possible. I’m not sure if it’ll reach 50k, but I’m going to try! And if I have to word-pad, I will. Since I didn’t do any planning, I am having some trouble with it, so once I come up with my own theories, it’ll (hopefully) get easier. I think part of it is because I’m so used to doing Harry Potter fanfiction, and it’s a lot easier to reference Harry Potter than it is to reference NCIS. I’ve seen bits and pieces of the first 7 seasons, and only the second half of season 8, so I’m not completely caught up on it yet. I feel like I have a good handle on the characters, but still, I feel like I’m missing a few things. There is this fan wiki site which looks like it’ll be really useful, and I’ll probably refer to it quite often this month. I’ve already learned something: if you’re doing a fanfic based on your theories on what might happen in the next season, it’s a really good idea to write them down before you starting writing the actual fanfic! Since it’s only day 2, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
It’s strange to novel in a non-November month, but it’ll be a good way to narrow down the field for November. My last (and only) attempt at doing a novel that’s not during NaNo failed- I did get 10,000 words or so, so it wasn’t a complete loss. I definitely got into the mindset that November=writing, but I’m slowly trying to change that, so maybe I’ll get farther along in noveling the rest of the year. I can do it!
So, yesterday, I wrote 1746, which was rather surprising, considering how much I didn’t want to write. I struggled with the first 800-ish words, and after that it got slightly easier. Maybe today will go better.
3 thoughts on “Day Two Of Camp NaNo!”
Sounds pretty hardcore!!!
I guess so- it’s pretty fun so far, I just need to figure out what I’m going to do with it!
Haha yeah, I’m sure you’ll figure something out 🙂