November isn’t the only month dedicated to writing. The geniuses behind National Novel Writing Month also put together Camp NaNoWriMo, which takes place several times throughout the year, including April. This “camp” allows writers to work on whatever project they desire, with their own set word count and goals.
For this camp, I’m going to be working on Deerstalker, a novel I started writing recently based on a prompt idea from a good friend and fellow writer. I was involved in a writers’ group which met weekly, where I submitted snippets of the novel to workshop with other writers. I had to take a break to focus on life’s little challenges, but also so I could refine the worldbuilding and continue writing for this novel. My goal is to have something ready to edit and submit to the writers’ group once the month is over.
Deerstalker is a supernatural/horror young adult novel. The premise is that a village is cursed by the Nightmare, a horrifying creature that takes on a human host. It focuses on the main character of Wendell, a young teen who likes to read and is rather introverted. I will be posting updates on my writing progress throughout the month on this site, as well as on my writing tumblr account. You can easily find Deerstalker-related posts (aesthetic, references, writing updates, etc.) under the #Deerstalker tag.