Camp Nano

I’m doing Camp Nano!

I’m announcing that here so that maybe I’ll feel the pressure to actually complete it. And let’s hope pressure doesn’t just turn me off this time like it normally does.

“Camp NaNoWriMo is a writing event that happens in April and July. It’s different from NaNoWriMo in November because you can work on any type of creative project, not just a novel. First drafts or revision, scripts or stories or poems or essays—all are welcome! Just set a goal and get writing.”

For my nano project, not much is prepped. I started with the characters, their dynamics and a skeletal plot. I’m trying to focus on getting my head into that first scene in the days leading up to April 1st. Might mull over the first line or paragraph so that once it’s time, I can hit the ground running.

I’ve never done NaNoWriMo before, so this will certainly be an experience. I have, however, completed over 50k in a month before! Hell, I think it was even in November! That was a fucking wonderful month, even if it was split between two projects. So I think I can do it. I know I’m capable of it.

The biggest obstacle for me is how to stay motivated for this story, if it turns out I don’t enjoy it, because it’s hard to tell how I’ll feel about a project before I write it. It may be worthwhile to have a plan B locked in.

If you’re also doing Camp Nano in April, join me on the nano site, and we can do this shit together ❤

I’m excited! Are you excited?!

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Sam Clover is an author of M/M dark romance. She swears like a sailor, gobbles up horror movies and m/m books like they’re going out of style, and runs an erotica discord server.

She’s Canadian, pansexual, demi-sexual, atheist, humanist, and loves all things sea-related. Especially pirates… And sea creatures. And Storms, waves, water, seaside villages, weathered wood, sea glass, delicious seaweed, and everything else that ever existed in the ocean at any time.

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