The organisers are those of NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) and camp wrimo has been happening for many years. This is going to be my first year attempting it, though I am not going in officially. I'm not even sure my account is still alive and accessible.
There is a novel I have been slowly adding to, pretty much a chapter a month. The going is painfully slow. But, fun. I like the characters. I'm happy that my laziness has meant I've taken time to flesh out characters. And it changed from my original plan of writing smut with the intent of getting it published and making some money (cue accented stretched out word) to something I'm more comfortable with; awkward romance.
This is what I plan to finish writing.
50,000 words (or at least the rest of it, since I think I'm about 7,000 words in).
1,557 words per day minimum.
Planning on using the nanowrimo format to get me through this.
If I do choose to send this to a publisher, that means I am giving up the sole rights of my story and will receive an agree upon percentage of the profits. But then I should be able to get my book to a wider audience and maybe make a living from it (not that I am ungrateful to all of you who read and support my work, it's just a thing I'm thinking about). And I might feel a little more legitimate as an author.
However, self-publishing is... well, what I know and means that everything is mine still and I can share what I want with the world.
I mention this, as publishers make it clear in their rules and regulations that no portion of the manuscript is to be published to the public, not if you want it to be considered for publication with them. (exhale)
Okay. Focusing on the writing and making the plot a solid thing before the start of camp (since that's where I faulted for nanowrimo last year) and then getting the words done.
Then I'll worry about a publisher or self-publishing.
Who knows what will happen in the future.