Daily Archives: June 20, 2014

I’m going to summer camp…

All right – so I have just signed up for Nanowrimo Summer Camp.

I know. I am mad. I am crazy. I am one of the herd and will most likely be either trampled by the younger stronger bucks or I will lag behind and get picked off by the most dangerous and ravenous e-hyenas.

I am aiming for a 50,000 word YA novel – beginning on July 1, 2014 and winding up on July 31, 2014. That’s looking at 1612 words a day.

Which is a lot.

I know some writers can pump out two or three or five thousand words a day easily – but I’ve been grinding my wheels a bit and I would like to do something to help kickstart my progress forward.

I am writing a time travel novel set on Citadel Hill, right here in Halifax.

Citadel HillThere are also a couple of ghosts based on an authentic Halifax Citadel Hill ghost story to thicken the brew. This is a story I have had kicking around in my head for some time now and I am truly looking forward to finally getting it written down.

Anybody else looking to sign up can find the details right HERE!

And here are some writing tips designed specifically for Nanowrimo.

And lastly, here is my official Nanowrimo page.

Wish me luck!

yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon

(PS – for those folks who don’t know what NaNoWriMo means – it simply is NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH!)