Camp NaNoWriMo

Posted: July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Confession time: I have avoided NaNoWriMo for years.  I did make a stab at it once, and that was a major factor in my realization that I am not ready to novel.  I prefer to write poetry and nonfiction, and I’m tentatively entering the fiction world with short stories.  Whether I’ll ever write a novel, I don’t know.  I don’t feel like the novel is the apex of literature, though it does seem to garner more attention and $$ than anything else.  I am very happy developing my skills in the areas I enjoy.

Which is why I decided to try Camp NaNoWriMo.  There is no requirement concerning word count or genre.  I set my own goals.  This is good for me.  In 2013, I did the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  My reasoning then was essentially what it is now: this will push me, give me an external framework that I hope will help me establish better discipline with my writing.

I also signed up for a cabin.  I could have chosen to “room alone,” but I thought, What the heck?  I’m interested in new people.  I’m feeling pretty nervous about that part, though.  I’m kind of an introvert, and I have been told I’m not much fun at parties (by some troll who didn’t like a comment I made on some Facebook post–haha…).  I’ve always been anxious about meeting new people and, oddly enough, even now, knowing that I’ll never really see my “cabinmates” and that I can probably just don my quiet, sit-in-the-corner persona if we don’t get along, I’m feeling the strain.  But this is all about pushing myself, so…

Wish me luck!  And if you’re interested in finding out more about CNNWM, click here.

WoHeLo!  (Yeah.  I was a Camp Fire Girl.)

Camp NaNoWriMo

  1. Wow, I haven’t heard anyone say WoHeLo in ages. I was a Camp Fire Girl too in MA as a girl.
    Don’t worry about the social aspect of camp. I have done it a few times now and the cabin system is nice. I found that some cabin members interact, while others never say a word. I like the low-key summer nanos even better than the big November push.

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