For many writers, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is too big of a beast or doesn’t fit with their writing plans. While 50,000 words in 30 days might seem daunting, the reason for doing it is to challenge yourself to write regularly and meet deadlines.
Enter Camp NaNoWriMo, which lets you set your own goals and projects outside of fiction. Want to revise the book you wrote for NaNoWriMo in November? You can do that at Camp NaNoWriMo. Want to write a play or a short story? You can do that too. Here are other ideas for Camp NaNoWriMo:
- A novella
- Or, my favorite use of Camp Nanowrimo, finish something already started
If you haven’t been making progress on your writing goals, Camp NaNoWriMo is just the thing to jumpstart your writing habit and make progress. You can set goals more in line with your time and project, but remember, the whole point is to challenge yourself to achieve something, whether that’s finishing a project, plotting a project, or whatever you have that is sitting and not making progress.
Join in Camp NaNoWriMo with Write with Harte
The NaNoWriMo organization holds two Camp NaNoWriMos a year, one in April and one in July. To help you prepare, Write With Harte has a free Camp NaNoWriMo Planner. It’s one page on which you can determine your project, checklists to prepare and for when you’re writing, and a 30-day tracker to track your progress.
Download the Camp Nanowrimo Planner Here.
To help you achieve your romance writing goals, join Write With Harte, which will give you access to a growing library of printables and resources, a profile and blog, the ability to join in groups, including the Accountability Group, and participation in monthly giveaways. It’s free to join, so sign up now!
For 2022, I have a novella I need to finish. Because it’s nearly done, I might throw in completing another partly-written book.
If you’d like to join me, and you’re a member, come check out the Discussion Forum in the Accountability Group.