Camp Nanowrimo is write around the corner. (See what I did there? wink)
For those unfamiliar with Nanowrimo, it is the shortened form of National Novel Writing Month. It takes place in November, the idea is to write a novel in a month.
Millions of people around the globe participate, and there is fantastic support in forums at nanowrimo.org, but also in the form of local writers groups!
This is where I have met some of my amazing writer friends. They have been so supportive, offering opinions, reads, help for getting published and friendship.
I’m about to embark on a revision of one of my past novels. That’s where Camp Nanowrimo comes in.
Camp Nanowrimo is a virtual writing retreat, designed to provide the community, resources and tools needed to complete any writing project, novel or not.
Twice a year, once in April and again in July, writers gather together to start a new project or work on a project already in the works. You can define your goals by number of words you plan to write or by hours.
Since I plan to revise a novel I had already written, I chose to set my goal in hours. I chose 30 hours (the minimum) just because I’m not sure how this will go. This is my first time committing to a project in the summer, and we have camping and vacations thrown in this month. Thirty hours seems doable. An hour a day doesn’t seem too bad!
So here’s my conundrum. I have several novels in various stages of revision. I have it down to two I’d like to work on.
Can you help me decide? Which book would trigger you to pick up?
The Dragon Prophecy
Teenage boys, Jake and Finn are being attacked by Shadow People, accidental victims of dark magic that stems from the days before King Arthur. Help comes in the form of a half-human fairy and a sketchy druid, Merlin.
They find themselves in the distant past, when dragons and sorcery existed and the Fae demanded their due. They are caught in a deadly power struggle with potential dire consequences to history and life as they now know it. Can they stop the dark magic without knowing who they can trust? Can Jake save Finn and return to their own time?
A murder mystery.
The tight knit community of Sydney had nothing but bad memories for Jessica. She had left after high school and swore she’d never return.
Against her better judgement, Jessica returns to her hometown to take care of her ailing mother, bringing her husband and daughter with her.
After all these years, the dark cloud of suspicion still hangs over her. She had been cleared in the arson that caused the death of her former friend.
But, since her return, several fires have raged in the community. The blame falls on Jessica. Will she be able to catch a killer and set the recored straight?
Vote above or comment below! I’d love your feedback!! <3