Camp Nano and … New Book?

Hello, everyone! I am super excited to announce that I will be participating in Camp Nanowrimo this July! I can already tell it’s going to be an awesome month. If you’re not familiar with Nanowrimo, I recommend reading my previous blog post where I cover the basics (check it out here). Camp Nano is basically the same concept as regular Nano, except it’s more common to find writers with goals other than 50k. Instead of tracking words, you’re also encouraged to track hours, pages, lines — basically anything you need to get your work onto paper. Now for the record, you are allowed to track all those things during regular Nano as well, but most people choose to do the 50k goal in November and use Camp as a time for editing or a warm-up of 20-30k. There’s no right or wrong way to do Nano — that’s one of the many reasons why I love it!

Now that I’ve announced that I’m doing Camp, I know what question you have next: what am I writing? Well, I don’t want to officially state anything yet as it’s all bound to change, but I will say for sure that something is in the works. It is not a sequel to The Scavenger. It’s most likely going to be another stand-alone. The genre as of yet is realistic fiction thriller, but that has the possibility of changing to drama or even horror as the writing process goes on.

My goal for this month is 30 hours. I chose this goal because although I’ll probably be writing most of the month, there’s a good possibility I’ll finish the book before the end of the July and spend a few weeks beginning the editing process. The 30 hours leaves room for both while ensuring that I still make writing a part of my daily life.

I’ll be updating as often as possible about how my newest work is going! I’m super pumped to do my first Camp Nano this year 🙂

Are you Nanoing this summer? If so, let me know in the comments below!

As always, thank you for your unwavering support. Just keep writing, just keep writing …

— J. L. Willow

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