Summer Camp 2021 Pledge
Prep Homework Week 1 & 2
I can hardly believe this will be my 3rd Summer Camp here at WorldAnvil. These past years have gone by so fast. I have learned a lot about worldbuilding and writing, and the World Anvil community is one of the best on the internet. Last year I did not think I would get very far with Summer Camp due to health issues. I couldn't even concentrate enough to read a book, how would I be able to write? The opposite was true though. Summer Camp showed me that I could still write. I was unable to go to work at the time so I had nothing but time on my hands when I was awake. This situation is what allowed me to finish all prompts and get the diamond badge. This year will be very different as I will have to combine Summer Camp with work and not feeling well. We'll see how it goes.
Which project are your worldbuilding efforts tied to?
Ealdwyll came to be as the setting for a novel I was writing. I finished a few drafts of this novel but felt very unsatisfied with the story. Then I became ill and I had to put the idea of writing a novel aside. So now I worldbuild for fun, but I do plan to use the setting for future stories/novels.
What world are you working on?
Ealdwyll. It is my only public world so nothing else to choose from. I did manage to figure out the big What If for the setting this year, and it reads as follows: What if the key to the future lies in a past long forgotten? It fits both with the novel I was trying to write and the current situation the people of this setting are facing.
Which area of the world are you working on?
That will depend on the prompts really. But I hope to focus on Ippah and the Northern Clans. Basically those parts of my world that I haven't given much attention yet.
How much are you aiming to complete?
I aim to complete a minimum of ten prompts. But I do hope I can do more than that. However, I need to be realistic in my goals. My physical and mental health comes first. So if ten is the most I can do then I'll settle for that. I give myself permission not to feel bad if I don't finish more than that.
When will you write?
I want to try to write every day, but like I wrote before, my health comes first. My ability to go to work comes first. So there will be days where I won't do any writing because I feel too exhausted and need rest/sleep. I'll focus my writing mostly on days I am off work. But on workdays when I don't have to leave for work at 5.30 AM I will write in the mornings. Mornings are often my best time to write.
Who is your support network?I don't have anyone supporting me in my day to day life, but I know I can turn to the WorldAnvil discord for support. So the people of the WA community are my support network!
I solemnly pledge to finish a minimum of ten prompts during Summer Camp 2021. And to not feel bad when that is all I manage to do.
Each writing session
Make a fancy drink (iced matcha latte, camomile latte, ...) to get you through your writing session.
Make pancakes! I don't do this very often so it is a real treat for me.
Buy those fancy latte glasses you have been eyeing for months.
Order takeout. This will probably be sushi or thai.
A trip to the zoo. I'm not sure if this is a realistic reward since my body might not agree with it, so if I reach this reward it'll be something I'll do after Summer Camp.
Have lunch or dinner at a restaurant.
Make quesadilla's. I got tons of recipes for these but never try them out.
Get yourself something you always wanted. (Not sure yet what this will be)