Online camp sounds like my sort of camp.
Hi, everyone! If you didn’t know, July’s Camp NaNoWrimo kicks off this week… and I decided to participate! Camp NaNoWriMo stands for Camp National Novel Writing Month and is related to National Novel Writing Month which takes place in November every year.
In National Novel Writing Month, people are challenged to write a new 50,000 word novel over the course of one month. Similarly, Camp NaNoWriMo also encourages people to write, but not necessarily a new writing project. In Camp NaNoWriMo, you can choose your own writing goal as well as join online virtual “cabins” to seek encouragement from other writers. For more information, feel free to check out Camp NaNoWriMo’s official site here.
Why did I decide to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo? Over the summer, I love to find creative outlets and I’ve been wanting to write a book, even if it is never published. I have written a book around 50,000 words when I was high school (but it should never see the light of day). However, any recent writing project I’ve worked on usually fizzles out around 15,000-20,000 words. I thought Camp NaNoWriMo could be a push in the right direction for me.
As for my goal, I want to try to right 25,000 words in 31 days which averages to be about 806 words per day. In general, published books have about 250-300 words per page, meaning I will try to attempt to write about 3 book pages a day. I plan to give updates on my progress for Camp NaNoWriMo every Saturday on my blog in July with a complete wrap-up on my experience during the first week of August.
For now, I don’t have much to share on what I will be working on during Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m not really interested on working on ideas that I’ve been working on in the past, even though I had solid plans for those projects. Since this seems a little more relaxed than NaNoWriMo, I will probably just wing it the first time around! I think participating in Camp NaNoWriMo will be a great learning experience for me and a factor to see if I will do NaNoWriMo in November.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Do you have any tips for a first time “camper?”