Camp NaNoWriMo, that’s what!
Some of my longer-time (is that a thing?) readers might be familiar with my NaNoWriMo love. I hardly posted here at all in November, because I was spending so much of my time banging out words on Torn. Well, the big event doesn’t roll around again until next November, but they’re running camp sessions in April and July.
Camp’s a lot more laid-back; this year they’re letting you set your own word-count goals, and are encouraging people to write whatever they want: a book of poetry, a screenplay, a bunch of short stories, a guide to the care and feeding of cephalopods, whatever floats your canoe. Write 10,000 words or write 99,000 words, just do it and have fun.
I’ve already got my cabin assignment; I’m with a good group of people, most of them from Hamburg, Germany. I’ve packed my toothbrush and some cozy blankets for those nights when the wind blows cold off of lake NaNo, lots of tea and cookies. I’ll still have my regular responsibilities around here, still have the kids to love and squish and the husband to hang out with and the dog to walk, but other than that, I’m gonna be writing!
I’ll be here, too, just maybe not as much. It works out, though, because I’ve been posting too much lately. I’ll keep posting WIPpet Wednesday snippets when I can (in fact, I’ve already set a few up– this is me tempting fate again), and I’ll send y’all postcards via this blog.
Try not to miss me too much if I get lost in the woods, OK? 😉
Oh, and there’s still time to register (for free!) if you want to join in the fun. If you do and want to keep in touch via camper messages, my user name over there is KittySparkes.
March 29th, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Sounds like a lot of fun. You’ll have to write us letters from Camp NaNo here on the blog. Maybe you’ll run into dragoffins while you’re out there.
March 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am
I should try to make one my cabin’s mascot!
March 31st, 2013 at 10:17 pm
March 29th, 2013 at 3:06 pm
I’ve done Nano a couple of times, but never did the camps – sounds like a fun experience. I’m in full-on editing mode right now, but maybe next time I’ll check it out. Good luck!
March 31st, 2013 at 9:59 am
Yeah, me too. I’m cheating and counting re-written words toward my goal. They’re encouraging cheating, I don’t think they’ll throw me to the werewolves. 🙂
March 30th, 2013 at 11:48 pm
So I think I am going to be crazy and do this. I only have one month of grad school left, so this seems the right time to pile on something else. I’m Emberens on NaNo if you want to find me there.
March 31st, 2013 at 9:57 am
Yeah, why not pile one more thing on? 🙂
March 31st, 2013 at 7:26 am
How come you get all the people in my time zone, and I’m thrown into a cabin full of US based campers? XD
Anyways, good luck, and hopefully you have a bit more of a plan than I have. Then again, anything is more than I have right now…
March 31st, 2013 at 9:56 am
I think it’s because I requested one of them by name, and she’s got other friends who NaNo, so I just lucked out. 🙂