Camp NaNoWriMo… the Final Countdown begins!

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original_morning-sunshine-mug-1 NINE DAYS! Until the doors of the camp are thrust open… pancakes

If you have been following these posts you will feel pretty prepared (or scared) depending on how you handle your pre-camp nerves! I have been busy packing up to move out of my apartment this week, I have still managed some NaNo prep time though.

I have a list of targets to achieve – this may be bitesize word counts or skeleton frames of the 50,000 word novelette you’re attempting or chapters of a book.

If you haven’t already – camp tent

  • DRAW UP YOUR LIST OF TARGETS FOR THE MONTH!
  • GET A CABIN!

Cabin assignments started yesterday 20th June. Remember if you’re not happy OPT out, they will assign you a new cabin within 24 hours. As I have said before I had a fruitless cabin experience but was too guilty to opt out – I will NOT be making that mistake twice, after my 1st camp I know how essential this support is to get you through the month.

Although I am hoping that working on several smaller projects will be easier than the turgid 50,000 word Non-Fiction Chapter Fest I attempted back in April! tent

  • CONSIDER FUNDRAISING

Want to get your friends and family involved in your July writing adventure? Fundraise, and have them pledge towards your final word count!

I am going to attempt sponsorship funding this camp as now I know it is as hard work as all those sponsored cycles and runs I donate money to for my much sportier friends! camp_11_postcard1_detail

  • CHECK THESE OUT

Go check out the Office of Letters and Light blog, you may find an inspiring read (and there are links to the Camp NaNo website)

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And for those who might like to make a donation rather than raising sponsorship, check out NaNoWriMo’s “In Your Pocket” Summer Drive!

  • BUY THE BUG SPRAY
  • GET READY TO HAVE FUN!

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6 responses »

    • That’s exactly how I felt last time. Now I have done it once and decided on a lower word count the butterflies in my tummy are excitement I think. You will be fine. I (like many) blog throughout, so you know where to come for support!

  1. Wow, the days have just been sliding into one another the past month and I totally forgot Camp NaNo was even coming. Hmmm… I’m not sure I’m up to it this year but it could be a way to forge ahead into what I want to accomplish. I’m considering the challenge. I always liked the idea of Camp.

  2. Good for you! I’ll be editing but won’t sign up for the July Camp NaNo. I hope to post on my blog about my editing progress though, with plans to polish the novella enough to post it on CreateSpace.

    • That sounds fantastic.
      Can’t wait to read your blog posts… I remember in Aprils camp you and your posts really helped me through the 50,000 barrier…
      Although my word target is more manageable this camp, I am trying to move house at the same time!

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