It’s the tenth day of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I am speeding ahead with my book. NaNoWriMo is, of course, National Writing Month. It’s officially in November, but Camp NaNo is the more flexible version, and it’s happening now in April.
I’m working on a science-fiction novel, which I started some time ago. In fact, I began this month with most of a first draft completed. I’m using this month’s challenge to edit what I’ve got and fill in the missing scenes.
Keep in mind that editing, at this point in the game, is not about adding commas and fixing typos. This is heavy editing; for example, moving passages around, changing character’s backstories or motivation, cutting redundancies, fleshing out descriptions, and adding conflict. And my word count is looking pretty darn awesome. To stay on track for 50,000 words by the end of the month, I should have completed 15,000 words by last night. I was up to 30,064.
So I’m a happy NaNo Camper.