#1 Posted by eccentrix (1517 posts) -

Camp starts today, who's writing? What genre? I don't see books or literary fiction discussed much on Giant Bomb, not that I spend that much time in the forums.

I'm writing a book about someone who wakes up in someone else's body, but they can't contact the person they switched with who has their body. I want to write a second book from the other person's perspective, but I'm not sure how it'll all work out. I'm hoping it'll reach 50,000 words with one side of it.

Also, I'm fundraising, so I was wondering if anyone else was and we could start a group.

#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -

Hey, cool. I guess I was never really sure what Camp NaNoWriMo actually was. I've participated in NaNoWriMo proper the last two years and, against all odds, won both times. It's funny, I was just reading over last year's novel a couple of days ago and it took me by surprise when I didn't immediately hate it. I've had a lot happen since then and have taken a break from writing over the past few months, but I'm starting to look forward to November more and more.

Good luck with your story. There's a lot of potential for crazy fun in that idea.

And I'll definitely help out with the fundraising effort. Can't not support the good people at The Office of Letters and Light.

#3 Edited by Aegon (5421 posts) -

Doesn't the No in Nanorimo stand for November?

#4 Edited by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -

@aegon said:

Doesn't the No in Nanorimo stand for November?

National Novel Writing Month. July's totally a month!

#5 Posted by Aegon (5421 posts) -

@aegon said:

Doesn't the No in Nanorimo stand for November?

National Novel Writing Month. July's totally a month!

Oh, woops.

#6 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2315 posts) -

I'm going to give it a try. I failed back in November because I was under a lot of stress and didn't have time.

#7 Edited by Encephalon (1240 posts) -

Hey, I'm writing a novel!

But I started in late March, so no fun NaNoWriMo shenanigans for me. Frankly, the idea of writing a novel, even a poor one, in just a month is beyond my ability, so best of luck.

#8 Posted by eccentrix (1517 posts) -

@encephalon said:

Frankly, the idea of writing a novel, even a poor one, in just a month is beyond my ability, so best of luck.

I've never participated before, but I get the impression it's more about reaching 50,000 words than completing a well-structured novel. Kind of a long-form writing exercise.

Good luck with your story. There's a lot of potential for crazy fun in that idea.

Yeah, I'm looking at making it mainly a comedy, since that's the writing style that comes most naturally to me. Thanks for the donation! I wasn't really expecting anyone to chip in, so 10% of my total goal is amazing.

#9 Posted by Ramone (2960 posts) -

I tried NaNoWriMo proper last year and got to 36k and that was when I was still at Uni so I should be able to reach 50k this month.