So as a few of you may know, I write, and I am currently participating in my second Camp NaNo for 2013 (my first being back in April) and it has been a whirlwind. For any of you who don't know, this is what Camp NaNo is about-
You spend 30 days writing a novel- in camp NaNo (NaNo short for NaNoWrimo, or National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November) you can set a word count goal and have the option of being assigned a cabin. There are two camps each year, in addition to younger writer workshops, Script Frenzy and NaNo itself. It's a blast.
This NaNo hasn't been quite so smooth as my first, but I think I'm enjoying it even more- I started the month writing a story I'd had in m head for a couple of weeks and I was very sure of where it was going, until, after maybe a week and a half, I had a new idea. This new idea would not leave me alone and I ended up putting my first piece on hold so I could get it out- I'm extremely passionate about both stories, and both are polar opposites, but the new one was something I could not ignore and so... I didn't.
Another great thing about this Camp are my cabin mates- the first time I chose to have myself randomly assigned to a cabin, and none of my roomies were all that interested in making conversation, which can make the whole thing so much more interesting, but this time I chose to have my roomies assigned by certain by certain things (similar word count, age, ect.) and have at least one other writer who is as passionate as I am, and she's really nice.
I thought I'd share a couple of things that inspire me with this piece, so I hope you enjoy and I'll get back to writing.
The Veronica and Logan style of passionate hate is something I really... like? about their relationship. My characters have a similar kind of dislike which is twisted and confusing, mostly to them. Minus the making out.
Something about the starry night sky really inspires me, right now.
Something I've noticed with this piece is that I write about things I don't really like- guns, blood, knives, detailed decapitation of eyes- which half surprises me and half doesn't. Also, one of those things is a lie. It's not the eye.
Maybe next week I'll share a few songs that are inspiring this piece- as always, have a lovely day!