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My Plans For Camp NaNoWriMo [July 2017]

I can’t believe another session of Camp NaNoWriMo is already right around the corner.

Since I can now focus solely on my writing projects and blogging, I decided to be a little ambitious with Camp.

July 2017 Camp NaNo Participate

With Camp NaNo’s word count flexibility, there are plenty of people who target their word goal below 50,000 words, which is the standard for NaNo.

I always keep my target goal at 50,000 because I like the original challenge. There was one other time I set it for 100,000 words. I didn’t make it… I don’t think I’d even made it to 50,000 that month. Still, it was an interesting goal.

I’ve decided to try that goal again.

Instead of trying to write 100,000 words of one project, I’ve decided to work on two different things. There are two reasons for this:

One, because I have a few things I want to work on and I’ll have the time to work on it all.

Two, I made two different plans for myself without remembering the other.

I originally wanted to do 2018’s Short Story Sunday. I did this year’s short stories last November, but I like to do original novels for November. So, even though it’s early, I thought I’d do the short stories for July each year.

When I was planning out deadlines for my novels, I had planned on writing one of them for July, forgetting I had planned on my short stories.

So, instead of choosing between the two, I figured I’d give both a shot.

I typically write 2,000 words a day so my goal will change to 5,000 words a day. This is something I’ve done before, though I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it for 20 days straight.

That’s the other thing I forgot: I gave myself a bigger goal, but I have a shorter deadline. I’ll be going on vacation at the end of July and won’t be bringing my laptop. Writing 5,000 words a day for 20 days will give me 100,000 words.

I just need to stick with it.

I haven’t decided if I’ll write 50,000 words of one project for the first ten days and then 50,000 words of the other project for the last ten days, or if I’ll write 2,500 words of each every day.

I guess I’ll just have to take it day by day and see what I’m in the mood for. I do hope I can reach my goal. Maybe the two projects will keep me occupied enough so I won’t get burnt out with one.

I’ll talk more about these two projects, specifically the novel, once July rolls around.

Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo next month? Let me know in the comments below!

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

28 thoughts on “My Plans For Camp NaNoWriMo [July 2017]

      1. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… Lol. No matter what happens, I will do my absolute best to keep in touch with you.

      1. Not this time. I did it in April and barely hit my 20,000 mark. This month I’m not even going to make 10,000 — way too busy with work, I’m afraid. Still hoping things will clear up before November, but that might be a pipe dream.

  1. Wow, that’s ambitious! Good luck. 🙂 Forgetting the plans you’d made for yourself sounds like something I’d do though. 😂 July is going to be a very hectic month for me (I’m guessing), so I set myself a very tiny goal of 5,000 words. Between blogging and Camp NaNo, I don’t think I can get a lot done, hence the word count.

    1. That’s a great goal though. You have to know your limits (something I rarely do, lol) and as long as you write something, that’s all that matters. 🙂

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