Camp NaNoWriMo and a new story underway

As you may know, I’ve participated in National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) for several years now. Since 2006, I’ve “won” four times. The years I signed up but didn’t finish my story were still helpful, because I got words written when I might not have bothered to write anything at all.

This month is the first time I’ve signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s the same general gist, only it takes place in April and July instead of November. You can choose to participate in either month (or both!) and, if you finish, then you have another 50k novel under your belt.

Last November I finished my NaNo novel in — wait for it — 15 days. That was unreal progress, even for me. I swear at times that book wrote itself and just dragged me along for the ride!

This month I’m working on a new story titled Never Met a Stranger, which was inspired by a weekend visit with my 7 year old niece, Libbie. I started yesterday and wrote 2,571 words right out of the gate. If I can keep up that pace, I’ll finish by April 20. Fingers crossed!

Want to keep up with my progress? Check out my page at Camp NaNoWriMo. If you’ve signed up to participate, too, comment here with a link to your profile and a bit about the story you’re hoping to finish by the end of the month!