Camp NaNoWriMo And "The Shadowed Art"

Usually, the writing bug of NaNoWriMo is in November; however, the organisers of NaNoWriMo aren't satisfied with running but a single event at the end of the year; they've organised two "Camp NaNoWriMo" events in April and July this year, and I've decided to join the event for the April event.

This spiel announces the launch of the April Camp NaNoWriMo:-

March 05, 2013

You made it!

We are proud and excited to welcome you to Camp NaNoWriMo 2013. This is your online writers retreat: the serene, supportive place to draft that novel you’ve been thinking about (and can’t wait until November to start).

Ready for our April session? First, let us tell you about a few new features.

Flexible word-count goals. Go for the usual 50,000, strive for more, or set a manageable target. The goal that works for you next month—from 10,000 to 999,999—is now yours to decide (via your novel info).

Rebel- and script-friendliness. Variable goals mean you define your own project. Everything’s fair game, though we’re especially happy to see former Frenziers this April.

More cabin options. Choose your cabin mates based on genre, age, word-count goal, and desired activity level. Do you want talkative fellow fantasy novelists? A quieter crew all writing 20,000 words? Toggle your settings before assignment starts on March 18.

Brand-new Camp merchandise and donation levels. Or if you’d prefer a virtual souvenir, we’ve got plenty of participant web badges for your blog, website, and social media needs.

We’ll have more to tell you in the weeks to come, but for now, get yourself acquainted with the grounds. A lot of creative campfires are going to happen here soon. And we can’t wait.

The novel I'm writing is called The Shadowed Art. It is the third story of a series which began with The Silver Touch (which I completed last October) and The Gilded Saidara, a winner of last November's NaNoWriMo.

Par for today, April 6, is 10,000 words. I aim to have Act 1 completed by that point.

This story has five acts, in the traditional order:- exposition, rising action / complications, climax, falling action and denouement. Currently, the first act is wrapping up nicely, leading to an important decision at the end.

Once again, the expected word count per day is expected to be 1666 words. I aim for around 2,000 a day. I will keep you informed on progress.

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