June 1 through 30, I participated in a virtual writing camp called Camp NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month.
I wrote 50,242 words. I won! YAY! It was fun, and hard at the same time! I cried when I hit 50K!
Here's what Camp NaNoWriMo is about. And there's another one in August. Hmm? Maybe!
What is Camp NaNoWriMo?Based on November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Camp NaNoWriMo provides the online support, tracking tools, and hard deadline to help you write the rough draft of your novel in a month… other than November!
Camp NaNoWriMo was established in 2011 as a project of the Office of Letters and Light, the parent 501(c)(3) nonprofit to National Novel Writing Month, and Script Frenzy, and the Young Writers Program. 2012 Camp sessions will take place in June and August.
- What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time.
- Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.
- Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.
- When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster. Writing begins 12:00:01 AM on June 1, and again on August 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by 11:59:59 PM on the last day of the month. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.