Hello everyone! Today I decided that I would write a post about Camp NaNoWriMo. You might be asking yourself right now what Camp NaNoWriMo is, for since it’s not as large as it’s processor, NaNoWriMo, it’s not as well-known. Well, basically, Camp NaNoWriMo is a smaller and less stress-inducing version of the regular NaNoWriMo that everyone knows.
If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s basically a month where you work on writing or revising your novel or whatever it is you’re interested in writing. You can set your own writing goals and Camp NaNoWriMo has Cabins that you can share with other writers and talk about your current writing projects. Isn’t that cool?
Camp NaNoWriMo takes place in April and July and is a virtual place and it’s absolutely free, which is the best part! Not only can you communicate and get help from other writers who may be having the same struggles as you, but you can finally find that motivation and drive you’ve been missing for months. Camp NaNoWriMo has resources for you to use to help you with whatever problems you’re having with your writing project from character development to planning. They also have Camp Counselors (published and bestselling authors!) and virtual (and non-virtual) write-ins for you to attend.
Now, to what I’m here to talk about. I have a Cabin (yay!) and I started it with Lia from Lost in a Story (pst… check out her blog!) and there is still some room in our Cabin if you’d like to join us! All you have to do it make an account on the Camp NaNoWriMo website and let me know what your username is so I can invite you! I think we all need each other’s support because no matter what your project is, you’ll need some motivation and moral support. I mean, don’t we all?
Also, I wanted to introduce y’all to my story and give y’all a bit of an insight on what my book is going to be about. The title is temporary so it’s subject to change, and I’m awful at writing good blurbs so it’s a bit wonky but yeah.
Title: We’re All Beautiful
Type: Young Adult Novel
Event: April 2017
Target Word Count (for now): 25,000 words
Madison Pearson lives in Queens, NY. Her family is poor and has always been poor. Her mother is black and her father is white, which makes her the different kid in her neighborhood. And then, she moves to Flushing, a new neighborhood with people of all color and ethnicity. She thinks she will be accepted for who she is here, but people still look at her with faces of distaste, until she meets Junseok “John” Park, a Korean boy who is the most generous, caring person she’s ever met who doesn’t treat her any different than anybody else.
This is a tale of coming-age, discovering who you are and you could be, as well as why heritage and ethnicity shouldn’t matter because everyone is the same underneath.
I hope some of y’all decide to join our Cabin! I’m very excited to start writing my book!