Anyone out there do NaNoWriMo? You know, the National Novel Writing Month that is set in November where people take the challenge of writing 50,000 words of a story?
If you do know, then perhaps you also know of Camp NaNoWriMo? My sister has a countdown on her blog Spilled Ink for the June session of camp (the second session is in August), and I just realized that it starts in 10 days. May is OVER in 10 days, guys! Summer’s almost here! Time to break out the air conditioners!
Anyways, back to NaNo… I have been participating in NaNo for probably about three years now, I think, and I had discovered the camp version last August. I have not “won” ANY of the NaNos that I have participated in. Ever. I would always end up distracted or sick or work would be extremely busy, and I could probably think of more excuses, but I’ll spare you.
In all honesty, I’m usually proud of myself if I get about 10,000 words, if not more. I “cheat” by not starting a new story for NaNo and, instead, add words to already existing stories, but I do not count the words that I have written prior to the month of the challenge.
I’ll probably attempt the camp again this summer. Let’s see how many words I can add to my stories!
On a side note, can you tell I discovered how to create links from the first couple of paragraphs? I’m learning! 🙂