April, as I've mentioned before, is the month of the Blogging A to Z Challenge, where bloggers write one post for each letter of the alphabet on a topic or topics of their choosing. In fact, theme reveal day, for those writing with a theme, is coming up soon: March 20! I'll be participating again this year.
So why am I completely insane? Because April is also Camp NaNoWriMo, which is like NaNoWriMo, but with a twist: you can write whatever you want! It's the month for rebels. Set whatever word count goal you like, because the point is to complete a writing project - any kind of project - which could be anything from a novel to a picture book to a screenplay and so on. And you know what? I'm going to do it! That means two big writing commitments in the month of April, along with all of my other life commitments. Yeah, I'm completely crazy. But we already knew that.
A bit of good news: Camp NaNoWriMo will happen again in June, so if I decide I don't have time for all of it, I can just push my project off until then.
I highly encourage fellow writers to check out one or both of these great writing events. If you're near Chicago, ChiWriMo, the Chicago chapter of NaNoWriMo, will be hosting write-ins in April, where you can network with other Chicagoland writers, find beta readers, and just hang out while working on your project. I've made many wonderful friends through the ChiWriMo events.