Camp NaNo starts its second session today, and it promises to be a wild and crazy one, just like July was.
For those who don’t know, NaNo is short for NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. The goal of this program is to get people writing, and used to writing every day, in order to write a novel–50,000 words–in a month. Up until this year, it has always taken place in November. But not everyone is able to do it in November, generally due to work and school conflicts.
Thus, Camp NaNo was born. It’s a chance to write a novel in a month, only this time, to do it in the summer when one hopefully isn’t as busy.
Many of us still consider the November NaNo as the “real one”, and still plan to put forth most of our effort to that one. Still, writing a novel in July or August is often too much fun to pass up. If you’ve even NaNoed before, you know how addicting it can get.
For this session, I know that I don’t have the time to write a novel in a month. I’m job searching, which takes up a lot of my time that I might otherwise spend on noveling. But I’m not about to let this chance blow on past me without taking advantage of the support that is always given during these events.
I plan to finish the remaining 5 chapters of my novella, the chapters that I haven’t been able to write for the past five years because I just can’t get them to sound, look, or even connect with the story in the right way. If I force myself to write, things have to happen.
For those who have always wanted to try writing a novel, here is your chance! I invite you to take this ride along with me and find the novel that is waiting within you.
campnanowrimo.org is where the fun starts. Let’s go to camp, friends.