I've spend the last month trying to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. By trying I mean, my 'big girl job' is in the lumber industry and guess what time of year is the busiest for us. So I haven't gotten as much writing as I had hoped done this month.
If you've ever taken part of NaNoWriMo or Camp, you would know that the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. My word count as of an hour ago is just shy of 5,000. Clearly I didn't do too well this time around, but at least it got me writing for a little bit.
Honestly, most of camp actually consisted of me getting my butt into gear and finally making a website, Facebook and mailing list for my "Author Profile". How else am I going to get my work out there for people to read if I don't start promoting it?
Doing camp and realizing how many of those novels will go unread is what really got my moving. I want to share my work with the world. I want people to be inspired by my books. I want to give people that escape books and writing give me. I just want to tell the stories that have been in my head for years waiting to come out.
Between Camp and working on getting my career moving forward I can't wait to get to November and participate in NaNoWriMo again. I'm going to kick butt this November and maybe (hopefully) I'll be able to share the story with the world next summer.
Many writers I love used NaNo or Camp to get their writing started and I'm glad I'm going to do the same thing. I can't wait to see where this adventure takes me.