And So It Begins…

Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
-Louis L’Amour

Well, actually Camp NaNoWriMo and NaPoWriMo doesn’t start until tomorrow. So, I suppose I may be getting a bit ahead of myself, but, oh, well.

It seems like it might be a good idea to explain what Camp NaNoWriMo and NaPoWriMo are. So for those of you who are unfamiliar with these terms NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and NaPoWriMo stands for National Poetry Writing Month.

NaNoWriMo takes place in November and people all over the world try to write a fifty-thousand word novel in a month.

Camp NaNoWriMo is based off of this idea, but it is much more relaxed. It still takes place in only one month, however, people can choose their own word goal and project. Camp NaNoWriMo takes place in April and July of each year.

April is also national poetry month. So some people like to combine the best of that with the best of Camp NaNoWriMo, and that is called NaPoWriMo. With NaPoWriMo people write poetry. The guidelines on this are loose.

What I am doing is writing one poem a day for the month of April. I might post a few of them, but, at least, when you are trying to write fifty thousand words in a month they are often not very pretty.

This is the first time that I have done NaPoWriMo so we will have to see how it goes.

So, are you going to go on this adventure?

It may sound simple reading about it, but from when I have participated in NaNoWriMo I can assure you that the way is much more difficult than it may sound. However, participating in NaNoWriMo has been for me an amazing experience.

It caused me to learn just how much I am willing to push to get something written. It helped me to know that everything that I write will not be perfect, although I do still struggle with that.

If you have not yet participated in one of these, this year might be a good year to try.

Just one last thing, tomorrow is not only the beginning of Camp NaNoWriMo, it is also Easter!

So, Happy Easter! Jesus has risen!




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