Daily Archives: June 17, 2014

November in July – or how many Bratwursts do you need to write a novel?

Okay – so here is a confession.

I have NEVER attempted NaNoWriMo.

You know – that sausage-factory November phenomenon that everyone and his dog seems to get into these days? That you-can-write-a-novel-in-30-days fad?

Well, it isn’t a fad anymore.

The fact is – it is spreading.

July is coming up and has been selected for a sort of SUMMER CAMP NANOWRIMO session.

That’s right – you now have the month of JULY as well as the month of NOVEMBER available to write your novel in.

Depending on who you are that might be good news or it might be bad news. I’m undecided. First, the purist in me says – “Hey! Wait a minute! That isn’t November. That’s July! What’s up with that, eh?”

I mean how long before we have NaNoWriMo YEAR???

However, the writer in me says “Maybe this is something I can use.”

The fact is I am FINALLY finishing that Bigfoot novel I have been struggling with. I wrote the first paragraph of the last chapter this morning – (you cross multiply that by pi-r-squared and you will come up with the national population of Bratwurst – home of good sausage makers) – and I have got a 50,000 word novel in rough outline format.

This might be a FINE time to get involved in this novel-writing event.

What do you folks think? Should I go for it?

You want more info – read this.

Mmmm, bratwurst!

Here’s a link (not a sausage link) to an article with a bit more info about Camp NaNoWriMo.

Camp NaNoWriMo Top Tips for Success!.

And here is the sign-up page for Camp NaNoWriMo.

yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon