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Need Writing Motivation? Camp NaNoWriMo Is the Answer

Writing motivation - Camp NaNoWriMo

Need some writing motivation but can’t seem to make it happen on your own? Well, there are all sorts of sneaky tricks you can use, like Camp NaNoWriMo which starts April 1. It’s the best way I know of to kick your fingers into motion.

Do you know what it is?

Most of you probably know about NaNoWriMo, the big writing event that takes place in November. And maybe you’ve taken part at least once, maybe more. 

But many writers aren’t aware of Camp NaNoWriMo in April and July. 

In November, the goal is to write at least 50,000 words of a novel. For Camp NaNoWriMo, you can set a goal of any length for any type of project. It could be

  • Revising a rough draft of a novel or novella
  • Writing a memoir
  • Editing or proofreading a work in progress (WIP)
  • A TV or movie script, a play, a series of blog posts, or a lengthy non-fiction article (or several)
  • Any kind of writing!

Set a goal and come on down!

From the Camp NaNoWriMo website:

Camp NaNoWriMo is your next, great writing adventure! Every April and July, take the chance to do something new with your writing… with all the flexibility that Camp offers. You can set your own writing goal (you’re not locked into 50,000 words!), and work on any writing project, novel or not.

I’ll be taking part. I have a new romance novel started, but it doesn’t feel right for some reason. The idea is sound, but it’s not moving me for some reason. So I have a new concept that goes something like this:

A beautiful, wealthy woman is tired of the rich men she dates. They’re shallow, judgmental, and not interested in who she really is. And she has even less patience for guys of moderate means who just want her money. So she takes time off from business, moves to a small town, and gets a job as a waitress in a family-run restaurant. She signs up for online dating and….who knows?

That’s not autobiographical, in case you’re wondering. I wish! But I have dated a lot, and I’ve met all sorts of men. So I think I have enough experience to pull it off. But what’s it like to be really wealthy due to family money and a position in the family business? Hmmm.

I’m working on a basic outline, and I’ll start writing tomorrow, April 1! Oh…heh. This isn’t an April Fool’s joke. It’s the real deal, and it’s up to you to make it happen.

Here are some helpful tips I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2016. Check it out.

Camp NaNoWriMo is designed to generate writing motivation

Writers benefit from having

  • A goal and a way to keep track of it
  • Support and camaraderie with fellow writers 
  • Loads of information from the Office Of Letters and Light

Check it out on Twitter, read all about it on the Camp NaNoWriMo site, and sign up! It’s 100% totally free.

Are you taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo? Join me!

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