Many of you know that November is National Novel Writing Month, and those of you who have been following this blog religiously – both of you. Thanks! – know I put myself through the pleasure/ordeal of writing 50000 words in 30 days.
Actually, I typically write more like 75,000 words. But since 75000 > 50000, that’s not a problem for most folks.
Twice in the year the NaNoWriMo people sponsor two “summer camps,” you know, a virtual camp for introverts who love to pound keys and tell stories. One is in July and I do that every year. I mean, you guys know by now I’m a college professor and I’m only employed in July if I want to be. And I sure as heck don’t!
Normally I don’t participate in April, since it comes up hard on finals, but this year, because of COVID yada yada, Spring Break got postponed to late April.
April? I get a whole week off in April? A whole week?
So I’m playing Camp NaNoWriMo starting in … nine minutes.
So, let me introduce you to “Help! He’s a Boy and a Friend, But Everyone Says I’m Too Young for a Boyfriend.” It’s a fluffy high school romance, and given all the times I’ve seen The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star, it’s set in Tokyo. No, the main female character, Hikari Yoshikawa, is NOT repeat NOT a tiny, hungry girl. Although she is the class rep …
No, I’ve never written a fluffy high school romance before. That’s why challenges like this exist! It’s also why pen names exist, so if you ever read it, it will probably say “by Dandelion Dorema” on the title page 🙂
Wish me luck. Still two minutes to go…