Camp NaNoWriMo is very similar to NaNoWriMo in that the idea is to work on your novel, and you still have a month to reach your goal. The major difference is that you don’t have to write 50,000 words. You can set your own word-count goal, which means you can get really ambitious and try to write more, or you can set a smaller goal if you don’t think you’ll be able to hit 50k. I’ve set my goal at 30,000 because I know next month is going to be busy for me and I’m not confident I’ll reach that 50k mark.
Camp NaNoWriMo also, of course, has a camp theme. The idea is to give yourself a little writing retreat from your busy life. I plan to run with the theme and do a lot of writing outside on our lovely screened-in deck, which faces the woods in our backyard.
You can also choose to be placed in a virtual “cabin”, where you’ll be grouped with three or four other writers who are your “cabin mates”. You’re given a message board for your cabin, where you can chat and encourage each other as you’re working toward your goal.
I’m looking forward to getting to know my cabin mates, participating in writing sprints, and enjoying another month of writing-filled goodness! Feel free to follow along with me!