Have you ever participated in NaNoWrimo or Camp NaNoWriMo for that matter? Do you know what NaNoWriMo is? I bet you do if you are a writer but if you don’t, it is also fine. I will explain it right now what is NaNoWriMo and what is the difference between the regular one and Camp one. 🙂
Let’s start with NaNoWriMo and what does it mean. NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month. It happens every single year in November. What does it mean? You are signing up to write 50 000 words in a month aka a whole brand new novel. Camps happen twice a year; April and July. You don’t have to write 50 000 words; it is up to you to choose how many words or pages you want to write during the camps.
What’s my story with Camp NaNoWriMo and the regular one? I’ve tried doing the regular one twice and failed both times. I was just stuck in a writer’s block and couldn’t write those 50k words. It was stressing me out so much because I didn’t feel much inspired to do it. With Camp, I don’t really have a story. I think I’ve joined once, years ago but I can’t even remember it. This year, I wanted to give it a go and just try to write as much as I can. My goal is to hit 20k words. I wanted to put my goal under 50k. First of all, I’m travelling in the April for 5 days and I knew that if I went for 50k, it would be more than 5k words that I might not be able to write. And 20k seemed like a good start for coming back to writing.
We are now 10 days in and I’m just about 13k words in. I am writing on a daily basis; sometimes I write only 100 words, sometimes I write 2k words. It just depends on my mood and how I feel. But I’m glad that I’m getting back into the practice of writing. Writing a book has been my dream since I was 9. I might not publish the thing I’m writing now but it is really important to me to have a practice of writing and to know that I can write 20k words in a month if needed.
Are you doing Camp or regular NaNo? Comment down below!