|Are you camping this year?|
Guess what time of year it is?
I've been changing my web badges all over the place, to show off the nice, cozy looking new icons for this year's April session of Camp NaNoWriMo. If you've never participated in a Nanowrimo noveling adventure, now is an excellent time to give it a shot. Camp NaNo is ten times more relaxed than the hardcore hyperness of NaNo in November and it's also very flexible.
How does it work?
Camp NaNo follows some of the basic rules of NaNoWriMo--mainly, to have fun, to write as much as you want or want to--in 30 days and cheer your fellow writers on.
Camp NaNo actually allows you to choose your own word count goals and it locks it in near the final week of the month, so you'll find the right balance between pushing yourself and an impossible challenge. Instead of the giant forums and nano hype from November, Camp NaNo places you into a virtual cabin of your own, (you can opt out if you like, or request up to five friends) where you can get to know your fellow writers and stay focused on your project.
There are Pep Talks, just like NaNo and there's even cool merch (check out this year's camper mug, it's awesome!), but the flexibility is what really calls to me. You can write as much or as little as you want and you can even define your project and genre.
It's pretty much a relaxed nanowrimo experience and if you'd like to give it a shot, now is a great time to try it! The first session is in this coming April and the second is in July. I am gathering my plot points and character bios together for the April session, I've already managed a title and a sort of working synopsis. If you'd like to request me in your cabin, you can message me as "scarletfury" and I'll be happy to add you.