I’m sure any of you who have been in the writing world for a while have heard of the infamous NaNoWriMo — National November Writing Month. Each year, writers everywhere lose their sanity and try to write 50,000 words in just 30 days.
But wait…. you say, It’s March. Why are you talking about this now?
Well, April and June are CAMP NANOWRIMO!!!!
What the heck is that?
A bunch of writers. With their very own word-count goals. Thrown into virtual “cabins” with other writers. For a month. To write.
Yup, you heard correctly — other people who actually CARE about you meeting your daily word count, people to have word-sprints with, people to brainstorm with, people to write with. For an entire month. Let the cheering commence.
No, I’ve never actually done NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNo before… but I did visit the forums last November and had a blast with the NaNoWriMo word sprints, community, and inspiration. It was awesome.
Which is part of why I’m so excited for Camp NaNoWriMo.
Still not convinced?
Why you should do Camp NaNoWriMo:
1) It encourages you to write
2) The great community
3) You’re connected to other writers
4) It just sounds fun!
5) It’s more flexible that NaNo in November — in Camp you can set your own wordcount, create your own cabin buddies, or even come back with a MS that needs revision (which is what I’m doing).
Hope to see you all there!
What about you? Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo?
Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? What were your experiences?
BONUS: Awesome jif I found, for all my fellow Whovians and Writers out there.