If you’re a writer of any sort – poetry, short stories, novels – you’ve probably heard of NaNoWriMo or the camp versions known as Camp NaNoWriMo. Since the camp versions (in April and July) allow a little more creative freedom in that there’s not a strict word count (50K) and it doesn’t have to be a novel (it can be a screenplay, memoir, poetry, whatever), the challenge seems to be a little easier to tackle. At least for me. I was gearing up for all of the writing I hope to do for the month of April – NaPoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo, and the Poem-A-Day Challenge at Poetic Asides – and hopped over to update stuff on the camp site. I looked through past attempts and came across the one pictured. I remembered the idea, but not writing that synopsis which I read and went, ‘huh, that’s pretty good!’ I’ve returned to this idea several times. So many times that it demands to be written but I can’t seem to finish. If you care to notice the little bulls eye thingamajig, it’s sitting at 10%. Yeah, I suck. You’ll also notice that I’ve attempted that particular project off and on since 2012. Wow, I really suck.
For this April’s camping adventure, I hope to finish a book of poetry that I’ve been working on for a while. It needs to be done! I need it to be done! Will you be participating? If so, what will you be working on? Let’s share in our
suckiness creative genius.