Time to come clean. I haven’t been able to work on my NaNo April Camp project at all.
When I got the e-mail back in late February early March winter was still on full force. Spring seemed an eternity away, and with it any thoughts on the garden. But spring came and I woke up to the realisation that I need to get my ass in gear and start digging flowerbeds and start germinating seeds ASAP or everything will have to wait a whole year.
So, I tore myself from the keyboard, rolled up my sleeves and got digging. And I haven’t stopped since.
Sorry, NaNoWriMo, but the garden waits for no one.
Spring is upon us with all its fickleness and charm. Draw inspiration from nature and start fresh. Why not try a different genre, or try your hand at writing poetry? Whatever you do, go all in!
If you haven’t already, head over Camp NaNoWriMo and sign up so you can participate in their April Camp. Take the opportunity to dedicate an entire month to writing. I can promise that you won’t regret it.
I participated in the National November Writing Month last year. It challenges you to write a 50 000 word novel in 30 days. I know… it is crazy, but a lot of fun.
2017 was the first year I actually signed up for an account over at nanowrimo.org. And waddaya know, I actually managed to write a novel! Yup, that’s right, an entire story with a beginning, a middle and an ending. 50 986 words in 30 days.
Okay, enough bragging. 🙂
It turns out that the good people over at NaNoWriMo arranges virtual camps as well, and for the entire April I will, together with our Cyan, join thousands of others happy campers for some writing adventures. Unlike the November challenge, you set your own goal during the Camp. My goal, and this is a big one, is to write another 50 000 word story. And I am itching to go! If you ask me, April can’t come soon enough!
If you haven’t already, you should head over to https://campnanowrimo.org/ and join us. Take this opportunity to dedicate an entire month to writing and creativity. Like NaNoWriMo says, the world needs your stories.
This is just a test to see what the signatures look like online.
For close to ten years my website faerycourt.com has been a fix point in my life. It has been a virtual home and meeting place for not just myself, but for my small circle of friends. We’ve spent hours writing stories, sharing ideas, inspiration and, at times, our innermost feelings.
But now the time has come to leave the Faery Court, to create something new. I can’t deny that it is with a feeling of sadness that I sit here and write the very first post on what will become our new corner of the web. But I also feel the excitement of starting fresh, of being able to create something new.
I hope that Writers Cottage will become what the Faery Court was for so long: a place where we can share, were we can dream and where we can create. Let the writing commence! 🙂
The future belongs to do who believes in the beauty of their dreams ~ Eleanor Roosevelt