If it’s April, this must be Camp NaNoWriMo! I began work at midnight on this National Novel Writing Month challenge. Yes, it’s true that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November, when participants attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. But twice a year, we also have Camp NaNo, a more flexible version of the challenge, with a customizable goal and a wider range of accepted types of projects. April is a Camp NaNo month.
I’m still working on the same science-fiction novel I’ve worked on for the past two NaNoWriMo events, but this time I am starting with most of a first draft written, so this month I’m focusing on editing and rewriting, and filling in missing plot pieces, character development, and world-building elements.
I jumped right in at midnight last night, trying to streamline and condense a passage of my manuscript that was too long and convoluted. I still have a ways to go, but I made progress, and have already surpassed my writing goal for the first day.
None of this is a joke, but Happy April Fool’s Day, anyway!