|Posted by Dee ^_^ on March 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM|
Camp NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and I thought I'd update you on how my Camp Prep is going/has gone.
At the point of writing, I have finally created a world map for my story. Prior to this point, I just had the names of the locations and a vague idea in my mind of what everything looked like in relation to other areas of interest. Now, I have a visual and physical copy of my setting. Mind you, I created this myself, so it isn't overly complex or completey finished, but it's done enough to make my life a bit easier.
I have downloaded a writing software that allows me to keep chapters separate, fully sketch out my characters, add visual stimulation, all without stuffing up the document. As handy as Microsoft Word and One Note are, this software has tripled my productivity. I can track chapter length, character distribution, location distribution etc.
I have revamped my writing playlist, moving away from gaming soundtracks to movie scores (names Harry Potter and the like). There was nothing wrong with the old playlist, but I thought a new soundtrack will help me to breathe more life into my story.
Since the beginning of the year I have penciled in writing time, which I've mostly stuck with, so the main goal is to stick with and build upon that schedule.
I've reevaluated my overall goal, and cut the hours in half. So instead of committing 100 hours to camp, I now hope to dedicate 50. That way, real life won't suffer and neither will my story.
My mind is clear, and my fingers are ready. Come at me, Camp NaNo!