From Adults to Teens and Everything In Between

From Adults to Teens and Everything In Between

Monday, May 14, 2012

Camp NaNoWriMo

For eight years, I've participated in National Novel Writing Month in November.  I've only passed the 50,000-word finish line for the last few years, but regardless, I find the experience a great motivator to getting me to write every day.  I also love the community of writers that forms through the experience.

The Office of Letters and Light, the organization that hosts NaNoWriMo, kicked off an event last summer that they called "Camp NaNoWriMo", which was a novel-in-a-month event, but in the summer.  It's geared toward people who either can't wait until November's event or who don't have the ability to participate in November at all.

They're doing it again this year in June and August.  You can sign up at the official site, and there you will eventually be assigned to a "cabin" with 4-6 other writers to cheer each other on, you'll have access to the word count trackers we're familiar with in November, and you'll have the epic motivation that comes from writing a novel in a month with a bunch of other nutcases.

I've signed up to participate in June.  I need to get some first drafting done and this seems like as good an excuse as any.  I hope all of you will consider joining me on my first summer in Camp NaNoWriMo!


  1. Whoo hoo! I was just mourning the fact that I'll be a little busy in November and unable to participate this year, as baby number two is due this fall. Thanks for letting me know, I'll definitely be looking into this. If I participate, I'll be joining in June as well. :)

    1. Yay! I'm glad that this will help you do at least one novel-in-a-month adventure this year! And congratulations for baby number two on his or her way! :)

  2. I shall be attending Camp this year! I can't wait for the madness to begin :)


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