A week has come and gone for Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’ve come to the conclusion that everything I’ve written so far is…crap! Do I go on with this charade of a novel, or do I face reality and begin on a different project? I would still have about three quarters of the month left for creating something new. Hmmmm.
I’m leaning on doing something new. Maybe the uniqueness of starting on a different project will fuel my energy to make up for the lost first week. Who knows? The important fact is that I’m only working on the first draft, so there’s going to be a lot of new crap I’ll have to deal with later. Possibly, this new crap might smell better than the old.
The important aspect of all this, is that I’m writing…just like everyone else who is taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo 2015. So, let’s get to it!
Wow! Has it really been that long since I had written my last post? Well, a lot has been going on in my life…but that’s another story.
In less than 10 hours, Camp NaNoWriMo 2015 will begin. I believe I have a good subject this time around. The logline for it is:
“Sent back in time, a couple has to convince an artist to finish a painting. If they fail, then there might not be a future for anyone.”
I have a soft spot in my heart for time travel stories. My major impetus in enjoying them is that everyone says that they’re impossible. Deep within me, I still think that nothing is impossible…maybe improbable, but not impossible.
Even though Camp NaNoWriMo is related to NaNoWriMo, the ‘Camp’ allows you to do any project you want with any word count you want. In addition to writing, I think I might try and add a few illustrations. This could prove very interesting!
Well, it’s time for me to finish up some planning details before midnight. I’ll try and not let another five months go by before I write another post!
My attempts with writing over the years have been dismal, but I still persist. As I described on my ‘ABOUT’ page, there have been unseen roadblocks in my life that haven’t helped. But, I now have the support in dealing with them, to remove them from my path.
The title of my post is true, and it can be applied to anything in our lives, not just writing. That being said, my goal is to submit the best short story possible to the Writers of the Future contest. I won’t lie or mislead anyone, I’ve thought about this for years, but I never submitted because I thought my writing wasn’t good enough. However, I should let someone else decide that, an unbiased professional judge.
I’m familiar with the contest, and I know that this would be a wonderful opportunity for me if I did well in the voting. There are science fiction and fantasy markets out there for new, unpublished writers, but many aren’t currently accepting submissions; their slush piles are overflowing. Then there are others that don’t take unsolicited manuscripts. That makes the WotF contest a logical choice for me. I’ll still keep trying to submit to other magazines once they’re open to submissions again.
I won’t kid myself. There are a lot of very creative writers in the genre, and the competition is fierce. Yet, I have one thing going for me that no other writer has…my own voice. Hopefully, that voice will be heard and welcomed. Now, I have a little less than three months left before the deadline for the next quarter. Wish me luck!
For those of you who might also be interested in this contest, please visit their Writers of the Future website.