I decided to join Row80. I’ve read a bit about it and have watched how others are meeting their goals. So I thought, adding that to CampNaNoWriMo would be fun and extend the challenge a little. This way my writing goals will extend past July.
My goals for Row80:
- Reading: find a new fantasy series I like. I know that’s not really measurable. Read 1 fantasy novel a month. Branch out in other genres I don’t usually read. Read 3 of the following: Science fiction, YA, Crime, Inspirational, or Romance. I refuse to read horror. A friend says I should add Nesbit or Lovecraft, we’ll see.
- Writing: this goes with CampNaNoWriMo. My current WIP is actually a series of short stories. I have 5 shorts and I would like an even dozen. So I need 7 more 😀 That means just written, not edited or revised.
- Edit/Revise: my novel Dead in the Water. I have no idea how many pages I can edit in 80 days, so let’s pick a number…the first 100 pages. Caffeine stat.
- Submit- This is always hard, but I think it really fits with the theme of Own Your Dream. When you start submitting stories/books it opens you up for rejection, not once but multiple times. Trust me- that hurts. I will put that aside and submit to 3 magazine/e-zines a month. Ouch, let me stock up on band-aides first.
That is enough to thoroughly smother me. I’ve been blessed with being able to write lately and I pray it continues.
When I signed on to do CampNaNoWriMo I had no idea how to change my word count goal, it was preset at 50,000 words. I figured it out and lowered it to 30,000. I wanted to keep it attainable my first time out. Because of the holiday weekend and 4 days off in a row, I have been productive. I am at 11,397. If I get close to my goal I will up it back to 50,000.
I have to admit, Camp is pushing me to make time and write, besides sit around planning and surfing pinterest. I have learned that I really enjoy the sprints, but I am late joining in. I have to make a point of visiting the sprint twitter page and see who’s running their own sprint.
Overall, I feel better than I have in ages in both my reading and writing.
Are you participating in Row80 or CampNaNoWriMo?