Camp NaNoWriMo Prep Week #1

  Ok, so April is Camp NaNoWriMo! WOO HOO GUYS THIS IS EXCITING! And for November, Cait did a NaNoWriMo Beautiful Books thing, and that kind of inspired this one. Each week this month, I'm going to talk about a different element of my NaNoWriMo novel, and if you read this and want to do it, steal the idea! It's not a tag persay, but still. I borrowed a few from her because she's a genius.

  Ok, so first up is the story idea. Here are the questions I'll be answering, feel free to change it up or add and subtract.

  1. What is the genre/setting/world like?
  2.What is the plot about?
  3. Who are the main character?
  4. Who are the supporting cast
  5. What are you most excited about in this story?
  6.Tell us about some of the food involved (because there has to be food)!
  7. Tell us about your OTP/Friendship in the story!
  8. What the theme or point to the story?
  9. Post some pictures from your storyboard!
  10. Do you have a cover for your book, or a main picture?

  What is the genre/setting/world like?

  This used to be a contemporary, but then it kind of turned into a slightly futuristic novel. The setting is in Italy, from the cities to the country side! This is something I'm going to have to research a lot in the...*coughs* month I have left. But here's the place I know they'll be going!

  The world is pretty much like ours, just a little futuristic to fit the plot. It'd be around 2044 or something. I have to work this out still, but it's not too too long.

  What is the plot about?

  Here's a bunch of aesthetic words.

  Italy//foster/adopted kids//young married couple//silent artist couple//guitar player destined to a single pringle//climby adorable eleven year old fluffy haired girl//older brother who wants custody but needs to finish college//Venice//German shepherd named Dopple//smol human
  Also pictures.

  Married half #1

  Married half #2
  Artist couple half #1
  Artist couple half #2
  Single Pringle
  Fluffy haired one
  College boi (which I have been informed means for this story it shall be used as another word for boy)
  Smol human

  Who is the main character?

    I have two! First up is Araya, or married half #2. She's nineteen, fluent in Italian, and the "mother", or oldest sister, either one. She's married to Caden, and for specific reasons they got married as soon as she turned eighteen. She loves traveling and doing stuff, contrast to Caden who wants to just take pictures of her. She also loves small children and water.

  Next is Helena. She's artist couple half #2, and quiet. She and Zai, arist couple half #1, are dating, and pretty much the most silent couple in history. Neither of them talk a lot, but she does the talking for both of them when needed. She sketches things out, contrast to Zai who either color pencil's it or watercolors it.

  Who are the supporting cast?

  We haaave

  Caden: a photographer who hates dogs and can't stand Dopple but Ayla insisted that Saige have a protector.

  Saige: fluffy haired tree and wall and step climber who adores Zai and has Dopple and can't pack one backpack to save her life. Also enjoy hot cocoa.

  Zai: silent artist that loves color, music, and Helena (of course) and hates smol children, also pushes Saige away.

  Single Pringle McKanyon AKA Kanyon: the guitarist who adores Saige and doesn't like his adopted brother Zai all that much and hates their music because it contains electric beats.

  College Boi AKA Truman: I'm so sorry I just love those two names. Ok Cole wants custody of Saige, but he has to finish college first, but he travels for school.

  Smol human AKA Lillian: the daughter of Caden and Ayla.

  What are you most excited about in this story?

  Right at this moment? The relationship between Saige and Truman! LOOK AT THEM THEIR PRECIOUS! But also the food.


     Tell us about some of the food involved!

  Still researching, but probably spaghetti and legit Italian pizza. Olives, pesto, toast, etc.

  Tell us about your OTP/Friendship in the story!

  I have two OTPs in this story. Zelena is Zai+Helena, and Ayden is Ayla+Caden.
  Ayden is married, and they have Lillian. They're the perfect couple because Ayla loves doing things and Caden can take her picture while doing said things. They love eating together and doing things together. The only problem is she's lenient and he's not.

  Zelena is too precious for this world. Both were in abusive families, and when they ran away, they got together. Most of the time he just holds her and they just sit and be in the moment, but they also draw each other drawing each other sometimes.

  What is the theme or point to this story?

  I hope to show that family doesn't mean blood, that they're not always related, and even those with horrible backgrounds can be happy.

  Post some pictures from your storyboard!

  Do you have a cover for your book, or a main picture?


     Thank you so much for reading! Feel free to steal, and post pictures if you do! (if pictures are your thing. ;) )

  Tell me about your plot! And main character! And genre! AND FLAIL PEOPLES FLAIL!



  1. OOH YOU'RE DOING CAMP - that's so awesome, I am too xD. What's your word goal going to be?

    This is SUCH a cool idea, I might do it myself (if I have time since I have SO MUCH stuff I have to post this month). Your WIP sounds AH-MAZING, and your characters are epicness xD.

    I would tell you all about my plot/main character/genre - but you know it already. I'm editing Killing Snow into a novel for Camp and it's going to be INSANE *dies at the thought*. I hope I survive xD.

    ~ Savannah

    1. Yesss! I'm just going to write it. XD however long it ends up a short.

  2. Oh my gosh, your novel looks so interesting! And I ADORED the pictures of the cast.

    For the past few days, I've been sorely tempted to write a whole new novel for Camp next month. I even made a Pinterest board, then I reminded myself that I get my book back from betas on April 4th. I've resolved to do 50 hours of editing :P (a goal which I will probably regret very soon)


    audrey caylin

    1. Thank you!
      Omw yes, I actually am writing 73k this month to finish my current novel so I can write this.
      Welcome to my blog, by the way!

  3. OOooh I'm so excited for this!!! It's so prettyyyyy *swoons* And all your charries are such fluff balls of feels and adorableness and just AHHHH <3 I'm so excited for this!!! :D And also, can I just say I adore your title? I adore your title.

    1. IM EXCITED TOOOO and the whole story makes me so happppy!

  4. Ahhh! You're novel sounds amazing! I really loved your pics! :D

    I have been thinking about doing Camp NaNo, but I still haven't decided yet. :P I've never done it before. But I've noticed that a lot of the bloggers I'm following are going to do it.

    I loved this post, Rachael! I am looking forward to the next ones. :)

    1. Thank you! You should totally do it! (And steal this post and the questions)! :)

  5. "Wanderlust" sounds so fab, Rachael!! :D I might grab these questions and do a post...but I'm not even sure what I'm doing for Camp yet *cough* so I don't know if I will. XD

  6. So awesome! I'm seriously considering doing camp-so I may steal this idea. =)


  7. Looks to be an interesting story, Rachael--a little different for you, I think. (Not that the others aren't interesting--just different! :/) It will be fun to see how this one plays out. I love the pics. It gives me some insight into the story. Love you. Gogi

  8. I spy Rue and Cato from The Hunger Games... ;)


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