My Camp NaNo Attempt

They’ve shifted around things in the Camp NaNo department, and I think it’s because of the fact that having a month in between two intensive writing months was a bit… stressful for the average person, I suppose. So now, Camp NaNo is in April and July (I think it’s July) instead of June and August. This spreads the craziness out through the year a bit better.

The rules have changed as well for Camp NaNo, and are much more flexible than the November NaNoWriMo. You can edit a manuscript, write a screenplay, or whatever else calls to your mind. You set your own word count goal, and mine is 72,000.

At the moment I’m not at all up to my usual standard (see my last post for details as to why and all my lame excuses) and I’ve only written 5k of those words. I’m still quite confident I’ll finish, though.

This novel is going to be a bit shorter than some of the others that I’ve written, yes, but that’s not all that’s changing. I’m shifting up format, POV style, content…. Everything, really.

It’s entitled Children of Conflict, a story of modern young people (twenties) living their lives in this world we live in, heavily affected by the war(s) in the Middle East. It’s a recognizable context, it’s told in third person, mostly from a few different character’s viewpoints, but sometimes w/ omniscient view (think Joyce, I guess). Glimpses.

There are a few main plots intertwining, but the primary plot actually has nothing to do with war at all, and just exists in this context, which was the whole idea.

I’m really excited to work on this project, and when it’s someday finished, I’ll be thrilled to get all your input on it!




About Charlotte Blackwood

Charlotte Blackwood is a self-employed aspiring author working on perfecting her first novella/ first novel. She is a current student at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. If you're looking for a reading list (someday she'll add her own works to the list), she's currently supporting Anna Karenina, anything by Dickens, anything by Tolkien, anything by JK Rowling, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Hunger Games.

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