I have an exciting announcement for you today! I just signed up for the April Camp NaNoWriMo and announced my writing project. The camps are more flexible than the traditional November NaNoWriMo, but I’m going with the standard 50,000-word novel.
I’m almost finished with AWS, so I’m going to wrap up that draft by the end of March. For April, I will be writing the entire rough draft of the third novel in my series. I still have to come up with a title for it. I’ll do that before the start of Camp NaNo.
At the end of each week (except the first one since it’s only a few days), I’ll post updates on my progress. Since I handwrite my novels, I’ll have to estimate my word count based on my page count. I’ve estimated I need 10-11 pages per day to hit 50,000 words at the end of the month. Once the whole thing’s done, I’ll type it up and see how accurate my estimates are.
I’m a little concerned about how my move will affect my writing. I’m travelling at the start of April to look for housing near my grad school. Then I’m moving later in the month. That could definitely have an effect on my writing, so we’ll see how this goes. I’ve already moved some stuff to my temporary home, so I won’t have to move everything next month.
If you’re interested in my writing progress, stay tuned for updates on Saturdays, and we’ll see whether or not I win Camp NaNo.