I don’t know about the rest of you writers out there, but I am taking part in Camp NaNo this April! It’s my first time and I’ve been super excited for it to arrive!
For those of you that don’t know what Camp NaNo is – it’s a smaller version of the Camp NaNoWriMo that takes place in November. The concept of CampNaNo is a virtual writers retreat where authors set themselves a goal and work on reaching said writing goal during the month of April. They gather in “Cabins” to chat, support and brainstorm throughout the month and by the end of April they will – hopefully – have reached their targets. Where the NaNoWriMo in November has a goal of 50K words written, the April NaNo allows you to pick your own target.
I have joined the cabin for members of The Fiction Café Writers Group and it’s a varied group with a lot of different goals! Some are working on research or writing the outline for their next novel, some are editing a finished manuscript ready for submission, and some have set themselves writing targets on their current work-in-progress (WIP – yes I’m getting used to the lingo and useful abbreviations).
My goal for CampNaNo is 20K words! I’m thinking it’s ambitious, especially considering there’s the Easter school break and I have a paper due for Uni and my sons birthday both on the 24th! I haven’t a clue how it’s going to go, but fingers crossed I reach my target and manage to write another few chapters to Beth and Sam’s story!
If you’re taking part too, tell me in the comments below!