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Opting Out of Camp NaNoWriMo

camp-nanowrimoI’ve never backed out of a NaNoWriMo I had previously signed up for, but I have today. The next Camp NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, and I’m, to put it gently, really just not ready for it.

I feel like I need to sit down and work through a stronger outline and formalize plot points, especially after I struggled so hard to write back in April. I took one look at what I jotted down in my notebook, and felt just as lost as I did earlier in the year. While I have a lot of strong over-arching plot ideas, there’s so many holes that I think it will be more of a struggle to attempt writing at this point.

I always knew the nature and content of Runne would be a much harder story to write than Dreigiau was. It has to do with a story that touches on so many characters and covers such an expansive time line. Writing in Segments helps alleviate that somewhat, but I still need a basic structure to the story. Right now, I just don’t have that and don’t feel up to the challenge of figuring it all out.

There are a lot of very important events about to take place in Runne, and I know that they must all make sense for the story to work. Some things you just don’t rush, even if you do tend to write on-the-fly.