July’s session of Camp NaNoWriMo is finally here! I first participated this past April, check out my stats here, and I’m excited for round two! I joined a cabin for the first time, so I can’t wait to see how that goes.
What is Camp NaNoWriMo? Practice for NaNoWriMo! Which is basically just a fun way to say a plan to write a novel in a month. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November, but for those who don’t want to wait, there’s Camp!
I had so much fun with Camp NaNo in April and I think that it is something that every writer should participate in at least once. And I really surprised myself with how much I actually accomplished.
I tried to do my own NaNo in both May and June and somehow I just never managed to get it going.
The typical NaNo is to write 1,667 words a day and have a 50,000 word first draft done by the end of the month.
My goal is to write 2,000 words a day, because it’s a nice round number and it makes me feel better, and because then I have a little cushion in case I don’t make my goal everyday.
What I did in April was write 2,000 words Monday-Friday and take the weekends off to give myself a little break. And I made my goal – or more – everyday.
This time I’m going to try to write 2,000 words every day and finish on the 25th. That way, even if I don’t make my goal everyday, I will have a few extra days to catch up.
So who’s ready to join Camp NaNoWriMo?