Camp NaNoWriMo?

Well, folks, I’ve decided to participate in the July Camp NaNo. It will be my first such attempt at this sort of writing marathon.

Has anyone else taken on this challenge before? I’ve heard from the Twitter community that it can be very daunting and challenging to accomplish. With that said, I need a kick in the arse to get my second novel going. I hope this is the answer. If you have any horror/success stories from your past experiences, please share them and if you are participating this July good luck to both of us!

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14 Responses to Camp NaNoWriMo?

  1. Anne Clare says:

    I did regular NaNoWriMo last November- same reasoning, I needed a kick to get me writing! I ended up with a rough draft of book two, and a VERY messy house, but it was pretty exciting to complete the challenge. All the best!

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  2. KT Workman says:

    Good luck with it. As of yet, I haven’t attempted anything like NaNoWriMo…I’m not much of a joiner. But who knows what the future may bring.

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  3. Elyan White says:

    I do November, April, and July variations of Nano, and recommend it highly. My first couple of years, I barely made a tenth of the progress I was supposed to, but I got a little further every month until I got the hang of writing fearlessly (and non-linearly). My novel-in-editing and novel-in-drafting I post about were my last three rounds. I’m participating this July, too! It’s awesome to have another writer suckered into Camp.
    My best advice is to immerse yourself in the raw creative process without worrying too much about technical polish (that’s why Camp Nano has an “editing goals” option, after all). I promise you, once you’ve done the full 50,000, doing it again is easy. Just remember any writing that gets done during Nano is a success–the point is the “kick in the arse,” not the numbers.
    Best wishes writing this month. Keep us updated on your journey!

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  4. Shane Lestan says:

    Camp is definitely a lot more laid back than the November NaNoWriMo event, but it definitely gets better each time you do it. When you complete it for the first time, the feeling of accomplishment is amazing, and you’ll want to feel it again and again, and you’ll have finished work that normally might have taken much longer than a month before. It definitely encourages you to get things done. NaNoWriMo showed me that it is possible to accomplish some intense writing goals.

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  5. I didn’t do it yet! But I am going to join you. I still have little idea what it is, and what to write about! Isn’t it any goal you want, not just 50K?

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  6. I’m doing Camp Nano for the second time (total last minute decision), and from what I’ve experienced, the past thing to do is just allot some time out of each day to write and meet your goal.

    I tend to make my goals a tad easy, but not too easy. I originally had a goal of writing for 31 hours this month, then upped it a bit to 40 hours.

    Good luck, you can do this!

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