I’m looking ahead – per usual – and getting pumped for the upcoming Camp NaNoWriMo session in April. I’ve completed the official National Novel Writing Month once before – an online event that has writers all over world work towards a goal of 50,000 words in just one month – and have tried for years to meet the goal again. The cool thing about the Camp NaNoWriMo events (offered in April and July) is that you set your own goal. I haven’t decided on mine just yet, but I always look forward to new challenges.
In the meantime, I am catching up on some writing books. The most interesting is James Scott Bell’s The Art of War for Writers. I’ve really enjoyed this book so far, from the very honest advice about publishing, to the practical pointers for plotting your novel. It’s laid out into digestible points, many of which are just a couple of pages long. The advice could be applied to more general pieces of writing as well – particularly when it comes to proof reading and simplifying. Who doesn’t appreciate a writer who can get their point across in 30 words or less? This is an interesting read for aspiring writers, but not something to binge read.
What are your upcoming writing goals?