Every November a world wide event called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is held on nanowrimo.org. The goal of the event is to write a novel (50,000 words) before the month ends. It’s a fairly well known event, and I myself participate every year.
You may be wondering why I would write about an autumn event when spring is just beginning. Well, wonder no longer- I’m actually writing about NaNoWriMo’s sister event Camp NaNoWriMo. Camp NaNoWriMo is held twice a year during April and June, and it is significantly less rigid that the NaNoWriMo held in November.
So what is Camp NaNoWriMo all about? It’s about writing of course! The goal of Camp NaNoWriMo is just write- it doesn’t have to be a novel, but it can be anything you’d like. Camp NaNoWriMo invites you to create a writing project that could be classified as nonfiction books, poetry, scripts, short stories, or revisions. Then, there is the ever-inviting “Other” category.
The “Other” category has no limitations, plus the people at NaNoWriMo are always encouraging creative and new ways of stretching the rules. For this category you could create a writing goal for journaling, shopping lists, lecture notes, anything- as long as you are writing!
I had planned on writing a novel this month, however after starting this blog post, and noticing for myself the flexibility of the “other” category, I decided to change my project. THIS (my blog) is going to be my new project.
I also had planned on posting this blog post at the beginning of the week so that I could invite others to join me, and give them time to plan out their own writing projects, but I procrastinated. Though I still invite you to join me, you may not have time to prepare. Fortunately, I have an inspirational quote to encourage you to try anyways:
Until Next Time,