Camp NaNo

If you aren’t familiar with Camp NaNo, you should probably check it out ASAP.  If you have ever participated in NaNoWriMo, you get the gist.  It is a word count challenge.  In 30 days, you try to meet your preset writing goal.  (NaNoWriMo in November’s goal is 50,000 words.  At camp, you can pick your own word count!)

2013-Participant-Facebook-CoverDoesn’t it look like fun?

I will be participating as part of my 90 Day Novel Challenge.  You can see what I’m up to in my cabin by clicking this badge on my sidebar at any point during July!

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I’m keeping the default word count of 50,000 and my daily word count goal is 2,000.

That is just my preference, though.  The great thing about Camp NaNo is that you can pick your own word count.  You can also write whatever you like, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, screenplay, etc.

For more information, you can visit the  Camp NaNo Help Page.

Also, you have a few days left to finish tweaking that idea you have had (or to quickly come up with a new one!).  If you’re having trouble with story structure, these links may help:

The 4 Story Structures That Dominate Novels

The Two Pillars of Novel Structure

A good idea is to have a loose outline in hand when you start writing.  This will keep you on the right track.  Since NaNo is designed for writers to put out a hefty word count in a single month, it is best to get all of the hard, time-consuming stuff out of the way first.  For me, that is outlining.  For others, it may be brainstorming, naming characters, etc.  Figure out what eats up your time and start doing that now so you will have ample time to meet your word count goal.

Hope to see you at camp!

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