Just like NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo is a month long challenge. But I have to admit. I like it even better than NaNoWriMo. Why? It offers a bit more flexibility. No, you don’t get to pick when it starts and when it ends, but you do get to set your own goal. The best thing?
You Quit Procrastinating
Admit it. We’ve all got that goal that we set for 2021 that we haven’t even started. Camp NaNoWriMo is a great opportunity to motivate yourself. I generally hesitate to register for NaNoWriMo. If I want to draft a young middle grade novel, it seems ridiculous to sign up for a 50,000 word challenge when I only need to write 20,000 words. But it does get me off my fanny. So does Camp.
But because it if flexible I am even more likely to sign up. You can set a goal of 10,000 words and finish your novel. You can set a goal of 20,000 words and write an entire early middle grade novel. You can set a goal of 16,000 words and write a series of essays. Whatever. And I have to admit that I like that flexibility.
Another great thing about this is that you publicly state your goal. That creates accountability which many of us need to keep writing until they end. Otherwise a shiny new idea but catch our eye and pull us away from a project that has gotten hard. And, let’s face it, writing is tough! Something that makes it a bit easier?
Whether it is your critique group, your accountability group or the people you connect with through NaNoWriMo, a community is essential. Your fellow writers get how tricky it all is. They will encourage you. And if you publicly mention a problem you may find that someone else has a solution that will work for you as well.
If Camp NaNoWriMo sounds like something you want to do, you can find out more about it here. Be sure to connect with me (Nonfiction Writer).