Good news! National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) can’t be contained to the single month of November! Starting today, July 1, is Camp Nanowrimo.
Here’s the breakdown of what that means:
Write in the summer! If you have summers free (student, youngin’, seasonal job, or just better hours during the summer), then writing a book might seem more manageable in a summer month than election season.
Don’t feel like writing a book? You don’t have to! This month is, as their site explains, very FLEXIBLE. You can chose to do a book, a screenplay, and (here’s the big one) revision! To me, this is big news. I’ve done Nanowrimo a few times, and it’s added up to a few unfinished or unedited works. So the idea that you can set up a schedule for editing and revising is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!
You can also use the month to add words to something you’ve already started! That means if you didn’t quite make it to the finish line last November, you can use this summer month to dive back in!
The other piece of big news? Instead of the rigid 50,000 words you are expected to write in November, you can set your own word count goal during Camp. Want to write an epic 150,000 fantasy novel? Set your goal! Want to set a more modest goal of 30,000 words for a shorter work? Do it! Want to add 23,493 words to your 27,407 words that you managed in November? Right on! Want to revise your 100k first draft? Join me at Camp!
Whatever way you look at it, Camp NaNoWriMo is aiming to help writers like you complete your goals. Deadlines can be inspiring, so let this month be full of inspiration for you!