Behind the Scenes

Camp NaNoWriMo

Some of you might know it already, but Camp NaNoWriMo has started again. It’s basically the same as NaNo in November, only this time it’s in July; for those that are too busy in November (with Christmas on the way) to participate. And I am participating as well!

2014-Participant-Vertical-BannerSomewhere in June, I got an idea for a story and decided to write down some of the information that I’d made up in my head. Then, I realised that Camp NaNo was about to start again, and that it would be perfect for me to start writing this story. I am not going to do 50,000 words this time, but I am starting off with 25,000. I thought maybe if I get a lot of inspiration, I could aim higher. But for now, my goal is to at least make a start with the story.

A short summary of my story. I don’t have a title yet, so the working title is simply ‘Adventure Time’. The main character is called Clarissa “Clara” Ravensdale. She is the daughter of a famous adventurer (think Steve Irwin), named Dane Ravensdale. Of course, you’d think that she’d be proud of her father, for being so amazing and so famous, but she’s not. Because even though he’s an amazing adventurer, he’s actually a horrible father. She hasn’t seen him for years. So when he suddenly shows up for her twenty-first birthday with a useless present, she refuses to open it. Then, her father disappears and after a while Clara decides to open the present anyway. Inside she finds an adventure waiting to happen. A plane ticket to a country on the other side of the world. But also danger. Lots and lots of danger. I am not 100% sure about all the names yet, so that might change, but I am definitely keeping the last name because I just thought it sounded awesome. 

Of course, a story like this might have been done already (I don’t know, I don’t remember reading a story like this before, but still, I think almost everything has been done already), but I just thought it was a very nice idea. At the moment, I have passed the 20,000 words, which makes me super ahead of schedule. If I keep writing like this, I will have finished on the 15th, according to the NaNo website. But I am not finished at all with the story, so I guess I’ll have a lot more words by the end of this month. And then, in November I’ll rewrite the story.

Anyway, you can see my progress on the website by going to my profile (the username is such a surprise, wow); I haven’t been assigned to a cabin because I didn’t want to. I wasn’t planning on using anything on the website apart from the word count. Anyone else participating this year? Or are you going to participate in November?