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Camp NaNoWriMo

April 16, 2016

This month is Camp NaNoWriMo, the April writing challenge. Unlike NaNoWriMo in November, you can set your own word count goal and keep track of that on the site, and you get to join a virtual cabin of other writers.

This time I’m in a cabin with some of my JukePop pals which is super cool. It’s a bit like a virtual writing group.

I’m working on a novel that takes place in the world of my novella Conviction. It’s set around 10 years before Iliya’s trial and revolves around the Keeper, Cornelius Rowenheall. The scope of it is a lot broader than Conviction, and it has multiple viewpoint characters (one of them will, hopefully, reappear in the sequel to Conviction someday) who tell the story of the Keeper and a national crisis that arises in the country Gerania. I’m really enjoying being back in that world and exploring some of the things that I haven’t had the opportunity to do before.


An old draft, my outline and files on some of the characters related to my project.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2016 12:34 pm

    Beautiful photo of your work on the project!

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  2. kathjoy permalink
    April 16, 2016 1:58 pm

    I wish my notes were that organised! They’re just all over the place. Super excited to learn more about Cornelius!

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    • April 16, 2016 5:39 pm

      I can’t wait to be able to share some of his story. 😀 Thank you!


    • May 9, 2017 2:29 am

      I will definitely look for this when the DVD is available! Sounds fantastic. And I would looove to run a reiSl!apyrit of the Marathon is amazing!! I read Dean's book but have yet to see the flick… have to look for that one too!


  3. Andre Clemons permalink
    April 16, 2016 2:38 pm

    I agree with Kathy. I wish my notes were that well-kept, too. All I have is composition notebooks and legal pads filled with prose lying around all over the place…

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    • kathjoy permalink
      April 16, 2016 2:44 pm

      I do have some slight sense of organisation as each project I do get’s it’s own designated notepad but I don’t make notes in any particular order – just what I think as I think it (although I do give each entry a date). If I need to find a specific note I have to just flick through the dates I think I made the note and if it’s not there I then have to go through from the beginning until I get to said note T_T

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      • April 16, 2016 5:42 pm

        Well, I have to be honest with you guys and say that this photo is staged. The notes are real, of course (and every story does get its own notebook), but they look better spread out like that than they normally do. I have a lot of unorganised Post-Its on my desk that didn’t make it to this photo, too. 😉


  4. April 16, 2016 9:17 pm

    Your note system looks excellent. I once started with index cards for characters but that idea never took off. Now I just muddle through with notes in notebooks.

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    • April 16, 2016 10:10 pm

      Thank you! 😀 I love drawing my characters and keeping files on them. I wish I did it a bit more consistently, though. Index cards is a good idea!

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