Guess what? I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month! Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be because this ain’t my first rodeo.
What is Camp NaNoWriMo?
It’s basically an “easier” version of NaNoWriMo, a 50,000 word writing challenge that takes place annually in November. Camp is easier because you get to set your own goal, whether that’s 10 pages, 10 hours, or 10 words. You can also edit your goal throughout the month, so if you wanted to write 40,000, but find yourself on 1,000 with only a week to go, you can move your goal to a more achievable number.
What is my goal set at?
My goal is set for 60 pages, which means measly two pages a day (roughly 1,000 words), but the goal is pages not words, which gives me the option to edit.
What am I going to be writing?
I have been picking up a previous NaNo project recently, and ma taking this opportunity to expand it into a novella length thing. Before the start of the month I have about 7,000 words, but half of them are in a notebook. The plan is to transfer those 4,000 words back onto my laptop, probably lightly editing as I go, edit what’s already on my computer, and bring the whole thing to a satisfying ending. It’s precisely because I’m making the conscious decision to edit that 2 pages a day seems sensible.
What about you? Are you, or have you competed in Camp NaNoWriMo? What are you writing at the moment?
Hopefully I’ll have an update to let you know how things are going in a week or so, but until then, thanks for reading! Also, if you’re just dying to know how I’m doing, I am going to be doing daily updates over on my Tumblr which usually has book quotes on it, and you should check out!