It’s that time of year again: Camp NaNoWriMo is finally here! My experience with Camp NaNoWriMo last July was pretty much a dud (I only managed to write a few thousand words) but this year I feel much more prepared and ready to write, write, WRITE.
What is Camp NaNoWriMo, you ask? Camp NaNo is a more relaxed version of National Novel Writing Month that takes place in April and July every year. Instead of the usual mandated goal of 50,000 words, Camp NaNo gives writers the flexibility to set their own word count goals. Moreover, you don’t have to write a novel: you could write a series of short stories, a play, poetry, whatever floats your boat! To find out more info about Camp NaNo, check out their website here.
This year I’m planning on writing another draft of the novel I wrote for actual NaNoWriMo one year when I was in high school. I’ve actually been working on this story for YEARS– the first horrible beginnings of it were written when I was in sixth grade!– so I’m really excited to revisit it and shape it into something that I’m really proud of. Realistically, though, I know the chances of me reaching 50,000 words are really slim, so I’m going to set myself a goal of 25,000 words. I’ll be ecstatic if I can manage to write more than that, but I’ll also be really happy if I can simply reach that goal.
On the official Camp NaNoWriMo website my username is nutfreenerd, so be sure to message me if you’re also participating! I’d love to chat with other people about how their writing is coming along!
Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month? Have you done so in the past, or in any other of their events? Let me know in the comments section below!