I am back on a writing journey for April, or am I?
I have signed up and joined a cabin at Camp NaNoWriMo. Camp NaNoWriMo is a little less structured than the main NaNoWriMo in November. It runs several months in the year and gives writers more freedom in what they can write and when.
I was going to use it to rewrite and finish one of my old NaNoWriMo projects but none of them, I felt, were going to challenge me creatively. So I am working on a series of short stories I had very, very loosely thought about, titled Grimly Tales from the Love Grimoire. The stories are adult fairy tales and fables. They include a story about the impossible love between a mermaid and a sailor and another concerning the frustration of Death’s vocation.
Although this is primarily a writing project it will also form the outline of the next This Temple Eden musical release. Grimly Tales will be recorded later this year and feature songs inspired by this writing project. In fact it will be a written and audio collection.
Grimly Tales is my creative challenge for April and to make myself accountable I am aiming to write 20,000 words. This is broken down into ten short stories of at least 2,000 words. I will allow myself to write more, but that is the minimum. Best get on with it then…