Get that fishing pole out and pack your bags. July is Camp NaNoWriMo month!
If you’ve ever participated in NaNoWriMo in November, you’ll know the thrill (and brainbusting stress) of trying to write an entire book in a month. That’s what NaNoWriMo is, after all…National Novel Writing Month. For me, November is one of the worst months I could imagine to try to buckle down and write 50,000 words, so I’ve never had the guts to really participate. (Okay, so I tried one year and got to day three. Doesn’t count.) But July? July could be good.
Camp NaNoWriMo is much funner (yes, that’s a word). There’s a cute website with trees and a lake, adorable badges to post on your webpage, plus, you get to pick out a cabin and then wait for the fun to begin! All right, there is much, much more to it than that, but the idea is great. Have some fun, meet other writers trying to accomplish the same goal, and get that novel you’ve been wanting to write down on “paper”. How bad could it be?
You can write anywhere you like…in the park, at a table in a nice cool library, or on the dock at the cottage. Whatever works. Just write.Each day, you upload whatever you’ve written and the site will take care of the rest.
As of today, you have a week to prep. It’s okay to do extensive plotting…they don’t consider that cheating. Just don’t upload stuff you’ve already written. That’s a no no. (Hey, a NoNo at Camp NaNoWriMo. That’s way too many shortforms.)
Will you be going to Camp?