It is officially June and it is officially one month away from July’s session of Camp NaNo WriMo! It’s about the time that I begin to think about if I want to participate in this session. Naturally, I do, but I don’t know if I have enough time to sit down and write a 30,000 or more word novel.
But that’s why I begin to think of this before July. I may set a word count goal to continue expanding my novel in the works, or I may just devote the month into actually editing the novel.
Whichever I choose, I know that I’m ready to take some time for writing. And, I hope that you consider it too. Writing takes time as I’ve said before. So dedicating a day, week, or even a month to your story can have a big impact.
To prepare I recommend doing at least one of the three things below:
- Brainstorm. Even just a little. Who are the characters? What is the story about?
- Plan out when you can type. Having a schedule in the summer can be hard, but you need one in order to keep yourself on track.
- Read! Take note of the way other authors write. How do they begin their stories? After you begin writing you’ll start to notice all of the little things in a book, like what tense they use or how they describe things.
I really really really hope that if you’re interested in writing you’ll take a look at this program. I’ll link it here for you to check it out and make an account.