Welcome to April!
This month kicks off Camp NaNoWriMo, an offshoot of National Novel Writing Month. The timing hasn't been right yet for me to participate in the full NaNoWriMo in November, so I thought I'd dip my toe in with camp this year.
Unlike the November event, for camp you can set whatever goal you want—it doesn't have to be a whole novel. I decided to set my own word count goal at 20,000 words, which will (hopefully) get me to a first draft on the book I've been working on.
My start has been a bit rocky. Good intentions for a strong push-off were derailed when my oldest got the Neverending Stomach Flu from Hell, but he's much better and I've managed to get 3742 words under my belt so far. Not too shabby.
Next week I'm taking a hiatus from blogging so I can take the kiddos on Spring Break. We're hopping a train and exploring New Mexico. I'm sure I'll end up cataloging the highlights on my Instagram, in case you want to follow along. And sorry Camp NaNoWriMo, but I'm leaving my laptop at home. Some things are more important than word counts.
I am bringing a fresh notebook and a new pen, however, to jot down any inspiration I find along the way. Because you never know when you're going to get your best idea.