Camp NaNoWriMo is similar to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which is November), except it happens in April and July. Its purpose is to encourage writers to simply get words on paper (or word processor). According to the Camp NaNoWriMo About page:
Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat, designed for maximum flexibility and creativity. We have Camp sessions in both April and July, and we welcome word-count goals between 30 and 1,000,000. In addition, writers can tackle any project they’d like, including new novel drafts, revision, poetry, scripts, and short stories.
I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo before, which has a set goal of 50,000 words written in a month. Since Camp NaNoWriMo allows you to set your own goal, I chose to aim for 30,000 words in a month, or 1,000 words per day.
The project I’ll be working on is the sequel to Grigory’s Gadget, currently with the working title Serafima’s Stone. If you get my newsletter, you already know that Serafima’s Stone will actually run concurrent with Grigory’s Gadget. It will tell the story of Princess Rozaliya, Heir Apparent of the Empire of Starzapad, whose disappearance sparks a war between Starzapad and Morozhia.
In the spirit of NaNoWriMo: my wonderful editors over at Writership recently came out with an excellent book for anyone struggling to form a good writing habit and/or hone your craft. It’s called Anchor One – Dreamtime, and it’s full of writing exercises and prompts to get those creative juices flowing!
Want to learn more about Grigory’s Gadget? Click here, here, and here to read reviews of it, or click here for the Goodreads page. Grigory’s Gadget is available in paperback at my eStore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, and as an eBook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iTunes, and Kobo.