Camp NaNoWriMo (happening now ) completely changed the way I write. My first attempt I barely made it through two weeks. The main reason for my failure? I was a pantser.
I used to write snippets of dialogue and scenes as they came to me with no rhyme or reason. Writing this way meant that when I finally put it all together I’d written the story nearly three times. It wasted my time and energy.
Last summer I embraced plotting and the change was radical. I finished a complete first draft in a little under three weeks. Camp inspired me so much I wrote another first draft in August.
You’ll find me at Camp this month, working on a stand-alone. If you’re thinking about giving it a try I cannot recommend this experience enough. Even if you hate what you end up with you will be inspired by the enthusiasm and success of others.
I’ll keep a seat for you by the bonfire!
PS–Want to read my next book Tiny Island Summer for free? Go here and nominate it and if it’s selected by Kindle Scout, you’ll automatically get a Kindle copy as a thank you!!!