Alex Callahan

Perfect mix of magic and mayhem

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CampNaNo is here!

I wanted to post this on July 1st, but I was busy writing and so everything else took a back seat. But today I’ve reached a 5000 words milestone (right on schedule even!) and decided it’s a good moment to write and post that blog I wanted.

I’m terrified, because I’m writing a crime novel instead of my usual urban fantasy, and I’m aiming to finish it by mid-August. Hopefully, I’ll get even 60K in by the end of July. So yes, I have big plans.

The reason why I’m terrified is that I haven’t written a word of fiction since February and I’ve been struggling with the editing process. It was draining me and my enthusiasm… So I’ve allowed my friend to talk me into trying Camp NaNo and decided to try something new.

To clense the pallate if you will 🙂

Wish me luck!

Getting ready for July’s #CampNaNo

Once my super secret project launched (It’s Path To Less, and you should totally check it out), I once again decided to turn my head back towards fiction. It’s a passion that will never leave me, after all, and I will always come back to it.

Just in time for Camp NaNo.

Between that and Megan’s enabling me to write more, I made the decision to go crazy. Not only am I participating in Camp NaNo this year (it’s been years, honestly), but I’ll be trying out a completely new genre for me: I’m writing a crime thriller.

The idea for it has been haunting me for ages. I think the first inkling I had for it was way back in 2014, but I was deep into my werewolf stories and so too busy to notice and nurture it.

But I’ve been suffering from editing fatigue lately and so I want to get my creative juices flowing with something completely new that I’ve never tried before.

Not going to lie, I’m terrified and there is a big chance that this project will crash and burn and will be the death of me.

Still, I’m excited. I’m working on prep a lot right now and I imposed some strict deadlines on myself. Wish me luck!

And if you’re participating in CampNaNo in July let me know! We’ll sprint together, maybe set up a Discord to chat?

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