Hello fellow bookworms 📝 It’s time for WRITING again! Well not writing, but revising in my case, but nevertheless I’m very excited to get in my writing cave again 😍 I have to admit that I have not prioritized writing the first two months of 2019, because I have been SO busy with exams and then my internship, but I did NaNoPrep in March to finally get back to writing again, so here we are now! April might be a pretty busy month for me (I’m going on vacation, classes start again and I will start my part-time internship in the middle of the month), but I really want to use the chance to do something for writing during Camp NaNo again! As much as I love NaNoWriMo, I like that the Camps in April and July allow you to set your own goals, no matter if you choose to track pages, words or time. This works very well for me now, as I NEED to revise my WIP Intoxicated, as I didn’t get to it last year & I’m still sad, as I finished it almost a year ago 😰 However, now that Camp NaNo is around the corner, it’s THE perfect chance to make a dent in revising my first draft as there is a lot to be done (due to me always and still being in the learning process)!
What my WIP is about
Aesthetic made by Lia @ lostinastory
Learn more about my WIP
- Introduction to my WIP – NaNoWriMo 2017
- Progress so far – NaNoWriMo 2017 Wrapup
- Winter is here Write Tag
- Camp NaNo Wrapup // What I have been up to with my WIP
- The Milestone Write Tag
- Preparing for NaNoWriMo // feat. my fave booktuber & several realizations
- NaNoWriMo Week 1+2 Update // Getting back into writing
Camp NaNo Plans
As you might have gathered already, it’s REVISING TIME for me, as I have been procrastinating it for too long. I’m a bit ashamed that I haven’t done this yet, as I finished most of my WIP in November 2017 (completely finished the book April 2018) and I still haven’t gone farther with it yet 😅 Howver, that ends now, as I’m ready to tackle this revision head on and maybe even do a little during July (?)
My Goal 📝 Like last time (if you can remember) I will be aiming to work on my project 60 minutes (meaning 1 hour) per day! I know that last time this wasn’t ideal for me, because I love to get ahead and do more, but by tracking time this simply isn’t as easy as with words. However, I really want to use Camp NaNo, because of the unique feature to track something different from words and set my own goals, as it’s perfect for editing! I also really, really need that push to edit, because I kep procrastinating it all year in 2018 until it was too late and the end of the year stress caught up with me. This is going to be different in 2019, so I try to work 1800 minutes (30 hours) in total on my revision process!
How will I be editing? 📝 This is always the big question, but I will mainly be following two revision guides that sound like they could work very well for me personally! I tried to narrow it down and not try to do all the different editing processes at once. I already read Susan Dennard’s revision process that she shares on her website and it’s really good and structured with worksheets and different lessons. As I like it organized this sounds perfect for me to start and gives me a bit of safety as this is my first time ever editing something.
I also recently discovered Madeline Bartson’s blog where she shares a lot of amazing writing/creativity advice, including her in-depth revision process! I loved it a lot and felt like it offered even more different ideas to organize your edits that I hadn’t found in the other articles, so I had to incorporate it as my second revision guideline! I highly recommend that you check out her blog, she has so much great content out there and is a very lovely person! Madeline really made me want to prioritize writing again and has so many great posts on how to set goals, that it encouraged me to incorporate writing into my life, as I have always struggles with that. Now I feel so much better and like I can totally do this! This blog is so motivating and inspiring 💛
My revision resources 📝
- An In-Depth Look at My Color-Coded 3-Level Revision Process (Madeline Bartson)
- Writing Resources: For Revision (Susan Dennard)
- How to use Scrivener to edit your WIP, Most Common Manuscript Malfunction & how to fix them & How to edit your NaNo novel (K.M. Weiland)
Are you participating in Camp NaNo? If yes: what is your goal? If no: what are you currently working on? 📝