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Why I Lowered My Word Goal [Camp NaNoWriMo]

No matter which session, Camp or regular NaNo, I always have my word goal be the standard 50,000 words.

I typically write 2,000 words a day for that goal and am able to easily reach the overall goal long before the month is over. Sometimes I have enough steam to go over my goal. I’ve finished complete first drafts before and sometimes I’ve just done the bare minimum.

I chose two different projects for myself this month. When I realized that I had “double-booked” myself, I decided to try to write 100k in the month.

It’s a challenge I’ve always wanted to do, a challenge I’ve done twice before but never completed.

Someday I will complete that challenge. However, this month is not the right time for it.

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I’ve seen plenty of people change their word goals in the middle of the month before. I always thought that was strange because it felt like “cheating” to me.

Well, I am now one of those people.

Last night, I changed my 100k word goal down to 50k. It’s the standard, the goal that I would have originally chosen for myself if I didn’t decide to try to go above and beyond.

My current word count stands at 41,414 words. Before I was almost halfway there and now all of the sudden I’m almost done. It feels weird and I still feel like I “cheated” in some way.

Still, I think this was the best decision.

Between trying to write 5,000 words a day, I also have to keep up with two blogs (which I’ve gotten behind in for both), I started my internship, and I’ve also been more focused on article writing than creative writing. This doesn’t include me trying to hang out with my friends and family.

It’s been a busy month, busier than I thought it’d be. So, that’s why I decided to ease up on my word goal. After looking at everything I had to do (and making a four-page to-do list for myself…) I realized that Camp shouldn’t be the biggest priority this month.

I still feel good because I know I’ll reach at least the 50k, which is good for me. I hope everyone else is having a successful Camp!

Have you ever lowered your word goal before? How’s Camp treating you this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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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.

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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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April 2017 Wrap Up

April 2017 Wrap Up for Reading, Writing, and Blogging Goals

Reading

I have to say… I’ve been slacking with the reading lately. I’ve been keeping up with my book a week, but barely. I read three books (almost four) this month. I’m hoping to hop back on the reading train next month and maybe get a little ahead again.

You can check out my Reading List for an updated list of books I’ve read and reviewed.

Writing

I wanted to write my Camp NaNo novel as well as edit my mystery novel. I don’t know why I always decide to get some editing done during a NaNo month because I never follow through with it.

Needless to say, I wrote my Camp novel, Unwritten, and I absolutely love it. I think, for a first draft, it came out pretty good. I still have lots of editing to do for it, but I not only reached 50k, I also went over that and completed the overall story. Editing is the next step.

Blogging

It’s hard to do Camp and blog at the same time. I’m usually ahead with my blogging, but I wasn’t this month. And, at the time this post goes up, I’m not ahead for May either. This is going to be a busy weekend for me.

Still, I did blog every day and I kept up with blogs I follow (for the most part), so that’s good.

Overall

April wasn’t as productive as I thought it would be. Camp certainly kept me busy and even though I had a week off of work, I ended up doing other writing-related things (I’ll talk more about that on a later date).

Still, I did get some things done and I have another novel under my belt, so I’m going to be proud of that.

Posts to Remember

1. Book Review: Renaissance: The Nora White Story by Yecheilyah Ysrayl
2. April/May 2017 Writing Contests
3. Camp NaNoWriMo: How To Use The Camp Site To Your Advantage
4. Interview: Patrick Roland
5. Interview: Aditi Sharma

Check out this month’s Guest posts here!

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What If You Don’t Win Camp? [Camp NaNoWriMo]

On April 21, I reached 50,074 words on my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, Unwritten.

I was excited and realized that I still had more of the story to write, so I’d continue writing until the end of April and see where I am.

I wrote the final chapter on Saturday and the epilogue on Monday. Even though the story is now “complete” I know the editing is going to be quite a challenge. There’s a scene I already know that I have to take out and rework. There are also a couple scenes (or chapters) that I want to add in.

Still, the main first draft portion is complete and I have to say… It feels pretty good to get another novel under my belt.

What if you don't win Camp NaNoWriMo? [April 2017]

Throughout this month, however, I’ve received some comments on my blog and tweets on Twitter, and even some people in my cabin have all said various things that are all the same:

“I’m going to lower my word count.”

“I can’t find the time to write.”

“I’m not going to be able to reach my goal. I’m going to lose.”

At the start of every NaNo, I vow to write about 2,000 words a day as opposed to the standard 1,667 words for a 50k goal.

This is because that daily goal works for me.

I wake up two hours earlier than I have to before work each morning so I can get my writing done first thing.

This is because that time of day works for me.

Did I always write like this? No. In fact, it took me quite a few NaNo sessions (a few years) to figure this was the best way I worked.

NaNo is about finding your writing routine. It’s about finding your writing style. It’s about getting the words down on the paper to tell yourself the story before the grueling editing process begins. It’s also about getting to know other writers and making friends with people who understand you and know what you’re going through.

It’s not about winning and losing. It’s not about racing to meet your word goal so that you need to write as little as possible.

Sure, if you don’t reach your goal, you don’t get that nifty certificate. Sure, if you don’t reach your goal, you don’t get those discounts at the NaNo shop or the sponsors.

But guess what? There will be another NaNo in a few months.

If you…

  • Wrote more than what you typically write in a month
  • Wrote a little every day even if it wasn’t your daily word goal
  • Put a brand new fresh idea down on paper
  • Rambled various plot ideas, character sketches, and the like without a concrete novel, or
  • Had a wonderful time in your cabin and made lots of new friends

YOU’RE A WINNER.

NaNo isn’t easy.

April is a work month as is a school month for most. July seems easier (no school, but people still have to work). For me, I go on vacation at the end of the month so my Camp NaNo for July is three weeks as opposed to four. November… Well, there’s school, work, and not to mention the holidays.

Don’t even get me started on other life happenings that go on throughout the month that no one can see coming until it’s right in front of you. If you get my Newsletter, you should already know that I had a death in the family at the beginning of April.

Writing certainly takes the backseat when it comes to family and friends.

And that’s okay. That’s how it should be.

So, if you don’t finish your NaNo by the end of the month, there’s always next month. And while it may not be a NaNo month, you’ll still have those wonderful people you met in your cabin to keep in touch with and help you all year long.

Just remember, any writing is progress.

We’re in the final home stretch, guys. Good luck!

Have you reached your NaNo goal, or do you still have writing to do? Let me know in the comments below!

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How To Use The Camp Site To Your Advantage [Camp NaNoWriMo]

When it comes to writing during a NaNoWriMo month, it’s sometimes hard to stay motivated or even to just stay on task when you are motivated. Now that we’re halfway through the month, some of us may be losing steam and get stuck and don’t know what to do next.

I know a lot of people who turn off their wi-fi and disconnect from the Internet while they write so that they don’t get distracted as they try to get their daily word count in.

If this is how you work, then that’s fine. Do what you gotta do.

Still, as much as the Camp NaNo website can be distracting, it can also be a great help.

How To Use the Camp NaNoWriMo Website Your Advantage

The Cabins

Use your own cabin as a source to help you out. If you’re stuck on something in your novel, ask your cabinmates. Chances are, they may be having the same problem or have gone through it before.

Ask for advice, talk about the good things and bad things about your novel. Also, check your stats and see how you overall cabin is doing. A little competition never hurt anyone.

The Writing Resources Page

The Writing Resources page is great. There’s a list of events that you can participate in during the month as well as the “camp counselors” which are authors who give advice and pep talks throughout the month. There are also various articles about the writing process such as planning, character, dialogue, editing, and so much more.

The Camp NaNoWriMo Forums

Or you can go on the main NaNo website and check out the forums. Any will do, but there is a section for specific Camp Forums. It’s small, but you can meet many new people outside of your cabin and talk about just about anything.

Check Your Messages

Most often than not, there will most likely be a message in your inbox. It’s usually a “care package” that has a pep talk or good advice inside.

In Conclusion

I’ll admit that I don’t use the website as much as I probably should. I don’t really explore it and use the goodies that are given to me during the month.

But, when I do, I can fully admit that it helps. Whether you’re stuck or not, need motivation or not, it helps and it’s fun.

What’s your favorite part about the Camp website? Let me know in the comments below!

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When The Story Ends Earlier Than Expected [Camp NaNoWriMo]

I challenged myself to write 50,000 words of a new novel this April for Camp NaNoWriMo.

Halfway through the month, I’ve made it to 40,000 words. I’m sure I’ll be able to reach 50,000 words by the end of this week. Then, I can either finish the novel by April or just sit back and relax and watch everyone else scramble past the finish line on April 30th.

While I’m almost “done” with the overall challenge, I’ve come to realize something about my novel. Is it a problem? Well… I haven’t decided yet.

When Your Story Ends Earlier Than Expected [Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017]

I outlined half of my novel in March. When April 1st came around I only had about 10 or 11 chapters outlined. When I got to that point in my novel, I outlined the next couple of chapters before writing anymore. That’s how I’ve been working all month.

It’s been going well and my novel has been going at a steady pace, which is something that never happens. It always goes too fast and I end up having to add in more detail when normally most people would have to take details out.

50,000 words is a good word count for a novella or a young adult novel. Unwritten is a literary novel and I’m not quite sure if it would be considered young adult or not. So, I’m not entirely sure if 50,000 words would be considered “too short.”

Of course, I still have to actually finish the novel, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to end in the 50k range. Maybe it’ll reach 60k, but I’m thinking that might be a stretch.

Then I’ll have to edit it, and of course, the point of editing it to take things out, tighten it up a bit. So who knows how long the novel will actually be?

And I realize this is something I should be thinking about when Camp is over and when the novel has ended, the story is complete. But it’s still something I can’t help but think about.

I don’t know about any of you, but as I near the end of a novel, I start thinking about what I’m going to do with it. Will it go on Wattpad? Will I attempt to self-publish it? Will I query agents and try for traditional publishing?

If it’s going to be a novella I’ll most likely try to self-publish it or post it on Wattpad. Then again, I think Unwritten is a decent enough novel with a good message to be traditionally published.

But I guess, we won’t know until the time comes.

In the meantime, I’m trying to add in as many details as I possibly can. Which is good for me, because my description of people and places are usually non-existent. I have to say that I think this is one of the better first drafts I’ve ever written.

How’s Camp going for you? How are your novels treating you? Let me know in the comments below!

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A Novel Update [Camp NaNoWriMo]

I can’t believe we’re just about halfway through April, let alone Camp NaNoWriMo. Since the start of 2017 I haven’t been writing or editing as much as I would have liked. I’ve either been busy with other things or I just couldn’t decide what to work on.

Then I had the idea for Unwritten and decided to save it for Camp. I honestly wasn’t sure how well it was going to go because I got stuck on my outline before April even started.

However, the novel is going pretty well, if I say so myself. It’s probably one of the better first drafts I’ve written. The characters are true to themselves as I originally pictures them and the pace (something that’s always too fast whenever I write) is steady. Everything is making sense and the plot points are in a decent order.

As of right now, there’s one character I may have to “fix up” a bit, but that’s about it. Everything else is going smoothly.

Camp NaNo April 2017 Update

I’ve been able to keep up with my 2,000 words a day goal easily. I’m not getting tired of the story and I’m not burning myself. I always know exactly what to write next and how to pick it back up from where I left off the previous day.

So, with that being said, here are my stats:

Day 1: 2,182
Day 2: 2,170
Day 3: 2,185
Day 4: 2,090
Day 5: 2,577
Day 6: 2,100
Day 7: 2,396
Day 8: 4,329
Day 9: 2,858
Day 10: 2,120
Day 11: 2,003
Day 12: 2,208

Total: 29,218

I’m not including today’s word count because I haven’t written anything yet. I believe I’ll be able to keep up this trend for the rest of the month, though. I’m quite happy with my progress in keeping the novel going as well as keeping my routine going.

I still haven’t decided what to do with this novel yet (post it on Wattpad, self-publish it, or traditionally publish it), so for now I’ll leave you with an excerpt.

This is from chapter two when the male protagonist and the female protagonist meet for the first time. It’s unedited, but I hope you enjoy.

            He felt a tap on his shoulder and he looked over to his right. A young woman stood beside him staring down with curiosity in her eyes. He stared at her waiting for her to say something.

“I said hello.” She said.

“Oh, uh… hi,” Scott muttered. He hadn’t even noticed her enter the bus stop. He looked the other way to his left willing the bus to come now.

“Do you mind?” she asked.

Scott looked back up at her. “Huh?

She pointed to his briefcase, taking up the rest of the bench. Scott picked it up and put it on his lap. She smiled and sat down next to him.

“How are you?” she asked cheerfully.

“Fine,” Scott replied looking away again.

She furrowed her brows in confusion. “You’re not much a conversationalist, are you?”

“I’ve had a rough day.” Scott said quickly.

“It’s only eight in the morning…” she said quietly. “I’m sorry to hear that you’re day is already ruined.”

Scott ignored her comment and continued to search for the bus. Couldn’t this young lady take the hint that he didn’t want to talk to anyone?

“The good thing about it being so early is that you have time to improve your day.” She said with a smile again. “When the day starts going downhill, just lift your chin up and look towards the sun. Things can’t get any worse.”

“Oh, but they can.” Scott replied. Then he immediately regretted talking to her. Good thing the bus had just come around the corner.

“Well, with that attitude they can…” She replied somberly.

“That’s nice,” Scott said barely hearing her. He stood up and walked over to the edge of the curb.

When the bus stopped and opened its doors, Scott and the driver greeted each other with slight nods of the head. Scott found a seat in the way back. He put his briefcase down on the seat by the window and sat next to the aisle. But just as the bus pulled away from the curb, the women stood next to Scott again.

“Do you mind? There are no other seats.”

Scott sighed. He couldn’t very well tell her to stand when there was a perfectly good seat. He didn’t want the other passengers to get mad at him again like they had that morning. He picked up his briefcase putting it in his lap again and scooted towards the window.

She sat down and immediately began a conversation again. “The weather is lovely today, isn’t it?”

Scott gazed out the window and rolled his eyes to himself. He was stuck next to a typical chatty-kathy who couldn’t help but talk. The weather was always a go-to conversation when people didn’t know what to talk about.

“I mean, I don’t mind the rain, but it is nice to see the sun again. That vitamin D feels really good on the skin, am I right?” she elbowed him playfully and giggled.

Scott slowly turned to look at her with a disgusted face. Why wasn’t she getting the hint that he didn’t want to talk to her.

The ride was long as she continued to speak of random tidbits of Scott didn’t even know what. He was so grateful when the bus stopped in front of his apartment that he practically jumped out of his seat.

“This is my stop.” He picked up his briefcase and waved his other hand as though shooing her out of the way.

“Oh, sure.” She stood up and stepped into the aisle. She pointed for him to lead the way.

“Thank you,” Scott said hastily and made his way down the narrow aisle.

As the bus drove away, Scott fished for his key in his suit pocket. When he found it, he heard footsteps behind him. He turned around and narrowed his eyes.

“Are you following me?” he demanded.

The young lady put her hands on her hips. “Um, I live here?”

Scott let his arms drop by his side as she took out her own key. Since he wasn’t moving, she took it upon herself to open the main door. “I’ve never seen you around the building before.”

“I didn’t realize I had to report to you.” She chuckled.

“That’s not what I meant…”

She turned away from the door and walked back down the stairs and stood in front of Scott on the sidewalk. “Let’s start over. I’m Lily Bloom.” She stretched out her hand to be shook.

“Lily Bloom?” Scott said slowly shaking her hand.

“Yeah, I know. The name is pretty interesting. I heard all about it in my three years of high school.” Lily rolled her eyes.

“You mean four years of high school.” Scott corrected.

“Oh, we’re good at math.” Lily smirked. “And here I thought you were an English buff.”

“It’s not really math…” Scott muttered and then paused. “Wait, what?”

Lily pointed to the small logo on the corner of his briefcase. “Coffee Stains Literary Magazine. It’s cool to know where you work, but I still don’t know your name.”

Scott looked down at his briefcase forgetting it had the company logo on it. Then he cleared his throat straightening up again. “Oh, I’m Scott. Scott O’Malley.”

“Nice to meet you, Scott O’Malley,” Lily said with a smile walking backwards. She walked back up the steps and opened the door. She looked over her shoulder one last time. “Maybe you’ll notice me around the building more often.”

Without waiting for a response, she disappeared into the building. The front door closed behind her leaving Scott standing in the middle of the sidewalk dumbfounded.

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How To Stay Motivated Through Camp NaNoWriMo

So, we’ve made it through the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo. How do you feel? Are you still confident? Are your characters doing well? Is your overall novel moving along nicely?

When it comes to NaNo, no matter what time of year it is, or what you’re currently working on, week two is known as the “slump week.”

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in week two, almost halfway done with the month, but that’s what happens when you’re having fun.

But what if you’re not having fun? What if you’re over the whole “writing every day?” What if you don’t care what happens to your characters anymore? What if writing your novel has become a chore instead of something fun, something you aspire you create and accomplish?

There are plenty of ways to keep up with your writing throughout the month and to stay motivated on your work.

How To Stay Motivated for Camp NaNoWriMo

Write no more, no less

My goal is 50,000 words, which means I have to write about 1,667 words every day. I choose to write 2,000 words every day because I like things to be even and it’s just a little extra to get me that much ahead each and every day. That extra 333-words add up… trust me.

Whatever your goal is, keep it. If you’re feeling good, by all means, go over your limit. However, if you’re feeling unmotivated or your novel isn’t going the way you expected it to, write your goal amount that’s it. Be sure to stay on par, but don’t try to get ahead just for the sake of getting ahead. That’s how you burn yourself, and your ideas, out.

Change your scenery

Sometimes your mind can get into a rut when you do the same thing over and over again. Every day, at noon you sit down at your computer and write for an hour or two. Switch it up a bit.

Go to a coffee shop or a library and write there. If the weather is nice, sit outside. It doesn’t sound like it will help, but it will make a difference.

Find a writing buddy

Do you have any friends or family members that like to write? Even if they don’t participate in NaNo, ask them to have a writing session with you. It’s fun to bounce ideas off of each other and, if you’re like me, it’s fun to compete who can write the most in a certain amount of time.

The main idea of this, however, is so that you don’t feel like you’re in this alone.

Use different writing tools

Switch up your writing style a bit. If you’re on the computer, continue the chapter in a notebook. If you’re writing in a notebook, switch to a computer. I know that sounds annoying in the long run when you have to type everything up and eventually validate your novel, but sometimes your fingers get twisted typing on the keyboard all the time. Not to mention the strain on your eyes from the screen.

In other words…

There are a lot of different ways to stay motivated throughout Camp without stopping your writing or slowing it down. You can easily keep up your routine and not get burnt out if you think outside the box a little and take care of yourself.

How do you stay motivated through the NaNo months? Do you use any of these methods? Let me know in the comments below!

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What’s Your Word Goal? (CampNaNoWriMo)

Camp NaNoWriMo is a little more flexible than NaNoWriMo in November. You can choose whether you want to write a novel, short story, screenplay, or anything else. You can also change your word goal.The standard is 50,000 words, but you can write as little as 10,000 words or as much as 100,000 words if you like. Or, if you’re writing a script you can change

The standard is 50,000 words, but you can write as little as 10,000 words or as much as 100,000 words if you like. Or, if you’re writing a script you can change the amount of pages you want.

What's Your Camp NaNoWriMo Word Goal? (April 2017)

Since 50k is what NaNo is all about, I always set my goal for that much. I’ve tried writing 100k before and it didn’t work out very well. I was trying to write two projects at once and… well, I’ve learned my lesson on that one.

Anyway, if you write 50,000 words, your daily word goal is about 1,667 words. I like to keep things even as well as stay a little bit ahead, so even though my daily goal is 1,667, I always write at least 2,000 words.

Some people seem to think that writing 2,000 words a day is a lot. Then again, some people think that writing 1,000 words is a lot. I don’t think 2,000 words is that bad. If you can write 1,667 words, you can easily tag on an extra 300 words.

I also think that 2,000 words are a good amount for a chapter. My chapters usually end up between seven and ten pages with 2,000 words.

Including myself and Kris, there are 19 people in my cabin. I didn’t think they went that big, but it’s fun to have a lot of people. The word goals range quite a bit even though most of us are shooting for 50k.

Here are the monthly goals and their daily goals for the fellow cabinmates:

10,000 words – about 334 words a day
15,000 words – about 500 words a day
25,000 words – about 834 words a day
30,000 words – about 1,000 words a day
50,000 words – about 1,667 words a day
80,000 words – about 2,667 words a day

Then there are a few people in my cabin who have page goals:

30 pages – about 1 page a day
50 pages – about 1.5 pages a day
60 pages – about 2 pages a day

I think most of the writers in my cabin are going for their minimum daily goal. Some with the lower word counts are planning going above and beyond, but shoot small so it’s easier to pass, which isn’t a bad idea.

If I write 2,000 words a day for all 30 days, I should end up with 60,000 words on my novel, UnwrittenI don’t know if that would complete the novel or not, but I am hoping to finish the whole first draft by the end of the month.

When it comes to writing a novel, it’s obvious that it’s quality over quantity. That’s why some people don’t like NaNo. However, when you break it down like this, and just get the first draft written, it makes sense. The editing is when the real writing begins anyway. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.

What’s your monthly and daily word goal? Are you going to try to write more than you’re supposed to? Let me know in the comments below!

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Pack Your Bags: It’s Camp NaNoWriMo Time

Alright, guys, Camp NaNoWriMo begins in four days. Four. That’s it. That’s all the time we have left to prepare.

So, are you ready?

Official Stuff

  • Do you have your novel created on the Camp website?
  • Do you have a set goal in mind whether it’s words or pages or hours?
  • Are you in a cabin (if you want to be in one)?
  • Have you explored the website’s resources just for fun?
  • Have you spread the word that you’re participating?

For Your Novel

  • If you’re a planner, do you have your outline prepped?
  • If you’re a pantser, do you have a basic gist of the plot and what you hope the story will accomplish?
  • Is your laptop charged? Do you have a handy supply of paper and pens?
  • Do you have a basic idea about your main characters?

For You

  • Have you told friends and family you won’t see them for a month?
  • Do you have a large supply of coffee/tea that will last the month?
  • What about chocolate, candy, and other snacks?
  • Do you have a blanket and pillow by your desk just in case?
  • Have you created a special music playlist to keep you focused?

There’s a lot of things you can do to prepare for Camp. Or, you can just not prepare at all and see how the month goes. That’s always fun.

What do you do to prep for Camp? Are you ready? Let me know in the comments below!

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