Camp NaNoWriMo August '12 Begins Next Week

So, Camp NaNoWriMo August '12 begins next week and I CANNOT WAIT. Seriously, At this point I've been having to hold myself back.

In the last week - since getting hit with inspiration and finally deciding what I'm writing for NaNo - I've been plotting and planning, by writing notes, jotting down plot points and building character sheets. I feel like I'm all ready to go on August 1st.

This time around I'll be writing a New Adult Contemporary Romance, that has a strong under currant of fantasy, with the working title of Cupid. 

Here's the synopsis: 

I'm a Cupid, it's my job to make other people fall in love with each other. Sounds awesome, right? Well you're wrong. I'm not even a fully trained Cupid, I've still got to fill my quota. In just six months I have to make one-hundred couples fall in love. You know what happens if I don't fill my quota? A demon called Abraxas gets my soul, and I become part of his "collection" of cupids who've been turned to stone for eternity. I'm on forty-seven … should be simple, right? Now throw into the mix my job as a romance columnist for the local newspaper, Cordelia - 'the boss from hell', and the landlord breathing down my neck for rent. Oh, and did I mention there's a boy … there's always a boy! His name is Leto, and he's a guitarist in a local bad. Sad thing is, he doesn't even know I exist. At least I have my best friends Rathi and Phoebus the cheer me up. They're awesome. And that's my life. I'm Callie Gibson, and I'm a Cupid.
And yes, for the first time in a long time, I'm writing in first person perspective, which is always a challenge for me. I hope I'm up to it, and don't have to change my plans partway through.  

For the duration of NaNo, I will mostly be blogging daily updates (though the few fests I've signed up for are schedualed to post too), and though I'll try to still try to keep up with you all, visiting blogs is going to take a back seat in August, so I can focus on writitng. 

For my updates, I'm adopting the style Laura over at Stranger Than Writing used for her June NaNo updates, in the following format:

Where I should be:

Where I actually am:

Word count for today:

Favourite line from today's writing:

Experiences of the Day: 
Who else is taking part? I'd love to hear what you've got planned, and maybe we can be cabin buddies? You can find me here.

AND, if that's isn't enough NaNo-y goodness for you, under the cut is a character sheet that includes my main character, her love interest, her two best friends, and the two antagonists of the story. I've also made a mock-up cover, if you're interested. 


 



20 comments:

  1. Hey thanks for the mention :) I myself won't be able to do daily updates this time, but I'm going to update s much as I can! I love the concept and I can see you've put loads of effort into your prep. Good luck!

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    1. You're welcome. :) It's a shame you won't be able to do daily updates, I really enjoyed yours last time, but I look forwards to reading when you do update.

      Thanks! NaNo seems like the only time of the year when I actually prep! LOL

      Good luck to you too! :D

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  2. Heh, excellent! That cover is the cutest thing EVER! I love this idea, and I cannot wait to hear how you get on throughout August! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks honey. Glad you liked the cover; I do love those little dolls. :D

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  3. Wow I love this Cupid concept. You have inspired me to take on Camp Nanbowrimo. I had decided against it since June's was a bust. But reading your post has reinvigorated me to try again. Cupid rocks so far and I wish you the best on writing it.

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    1. Thanks Sheena-kay, glad to hear you like the concept. Oh, I'm glad I've inspired you to take part too. Have you got anything in mind? What's your user name on the NaNo site? I'll add you as a cabin buddy.

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  4. This sounds like a great idea ;) Good luck at Nano, I am going to try to do it myself!

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    1. Thanks. Good luck to you too. What's your user name on the NaNo site? I'll add you as a cabin buddy.

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  5. I love you cover work! Do you do your own art work?

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    1. Thanks! Yes and no. The "doll" is from dolldivine.com (as is the one in my header) but I add it all together with text etc. myself.

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    2. Thanks for letting me know! I'm checking it out myself (the web site, I mean:)
      You really do awesome work! Writing and design both:)

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    3. No problemo. Have fun on there. :D

      Aw, thank you. :D

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  6. Good luck with Nano . . . LOVE your cover:-)

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  7. Oh Clare- I'm so into this. Love the pics, especially the cover. Such a clever concept! It's fresh and not over-played. (I'm just a bit wolf/vampire overloaded right now) LOL Can't wait to hear more about this.

    Best of luck with Camp NaNo!

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    1. Thank you Jay, so glad you like the idea and cover too, and think it's a fresh idea. I will always love vampires, but wolves I can take or leave.

      Thanks again. :D

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  8. That sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to hear more about your story. Good luck with NaNo! :)

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    1. Thank you, glad you like the sound of it. :D

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