So, we’ve made it to April, the 4th month of the year. Now, up until a few years ago, I really didn’t think that much about it. However, after the past few years, I’ve decided to celebrate each month as it comes, lol.
So, what’s new this month?
This month is Camp Nano. Camp Nano happens every April and July and it’s a great time to work towards a writing goal. Unlike NaNoWriMo in November, you don’t have to hit a goal of 50k words or even work on a novel, it can be whatever word goal/project you want. However, the benefit of these camps are that you can be part of a community and get some encouragement while writing.
Here’s a link to the official NaNo site and some info on Camp NaNo: https://nanowrimo.org/what-is-camp-nanowrimo
Another great resource for Camp NaNo is 4thewords. 4thewords helps gamify your writing. It’s a wonderful game where you can craft and battle monsters by writing. They have a special month long event with special quests and monsters to battle during Camp Nano.
Come and give it a try, there’s a free trial, so if you don’t like it, you’ve lost nothing. Also, if you enter my code VXKKX33097, you’ll get some extra free time and if you do decide to get a subscription, you can earn some extra crystals as well.
Every April, for bloggers, there is an A-Z blogging challenge that you can participate in. I’m not participating, but I have in the past and it’s super fun. Basically, you pick any topic you want and then write a blog post for every letter of the alphabet and post them throughout the month of April.
There are all sorts of neat topics being blogged about, I highly recommend that you check it out. I think you’ll find something amazing to read 🙂 You can find the master list of topics on this website: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
My plans at this time are to update my 4 Vella stories once a week, with a random story getting an extra chapter on Fridays. So M-F, I’ll be posting a chapter a day for all of my Vellas. Come by and check them out, remember, the first 3 chapters are free 🙂
Ok, confession time here. I have way too many story ideas bouncing around in my head. So imagine my shock and surprise when I counted up my in-progress stories and found that I have 15 that have not been finished and many haven’t been updated in much too long (I am so, so sorry my faithful readers).
Because of this, I have experienced story paralysis. So, I’ve come up with a system to beat this. I wrote up all the titles of the stories in a numbered list and then I pulled up a random number generator. Whatever story the number lands on, I’ll update that day and then I’ll mark that story on the list as ‘done’. That way I’m not updating the same story again and again while others languish. Once the list is completely ‘done’, I’ll start again. So updates for all stories will only be two weeks at most and not months like it has been.
You can find my stories here: https://archiveofourown.org/users/Madkat89
Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!