As I mentioned in my main blog, today is Day 1 of the first session of Camp Nano! 😀
Whew, that’s a mouthful! So let me break it down for you:
Camp Nano is like NaNoWriMo, except not as intensive. You have four other ‘campers’ in your ‘cabin’ to talk with, but no open forum, from what I can tell.
What’s more, there are two sessions, or two times you can participate. The first is this month, June, and the second is the month of August.
The goal is still the same: 50,000 words of fresh, new, and original material in novel form by midnight on the last day of the month!
For my June novel, I’d originally thought of finally sitting down and fleshing out my TESOL novel. However, because people are insane more in real life than in fiction, and because the news likes to tell us about the most horrific things it can find, I’m thinking of doing a novel on the Miami face-eater instead.
Because GOOD GRIEF CHARLIE BROWN! That’s just mind-blowingly INSANE.
Despite this horrific and grotesque tragedy of our modern era (or perhaps because of it), there are so, so many themes I’d love to explore with that. For instance, what must be running through the mind of the victim? Was he also on drugs? Or just a random victim? Why would drug dealers sell such a dangerous product? Is it really just for money, or could it be a conspiracy by a secret medical organization? What about the guy that was on it? When he came out of his drug-induced frenzy, was he mortified over what he had done? Did he even survive it? Would the government try to confiscate all the “bath salts” they could in an effort to make a super-human soldier? In real life??
The mind, it boggles at the implications of this. Or, at least mine does.
And it’s definitely very different from anything else I’ve worked on.
But we’ll see how things play out.