July 1st marked the start of July’s Camp NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo you might ask? If you’re a writer, you might know. But if you don’t, it is a nonprofit organization that provides the structure, community, and encouragement to help people write 50,000 words in a month.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which falls in November. However, Camp is available during the spring and summer breaking the events into two months, April and July.
To participate in Camp NaNoWriMo you just have to announce a project, then make sure to check “Associate with a NaNoWriMo event”, and select the current Camp NaNoWriMo event. Then, all you have to do is start tracking your project starting from the first of the month!
Once you’ve reached your writing goal, the site will automatically confirm your win, and you’ll receive a certificate celebrating your achievement, along with a bunch of other winner goodies!
As a participant myself, I think it’s a good way to stay motivated to plan, write or edit a novel. The beauty of camp is that you can change the goal you set for yourself. This is different from the November event which is automatically set to 50,000 words in 31 days. This year I’ve set 30,000 words for my camp experience, what will you do?