Well, it’s that time again for Camp NaNoWriMo!
If you like NaNoWriMo in November, you’ll love the laid back user-defined version that appears in April and July. The difference between the main event and Camp is you get to choose your goal instead of being stuck with the 50k words of NaNoWriMo.
Of course, there used to be a nifty fun Camp NaNo site that was themed with cabins to chat with friends and you could actually change your goal, but last year the site merged with the new NaNo site and things aren’t fully integrated yet.
Never fear. You can still choose your own goal of words, hours, pages, chapters or whatever else fits your fancy. You just have to fudge things a little on the goal tracker.
I decided instead of doing a novel or fanfic this month, I’m going to use the AYearAgo.Today journaling site every day to journal about my chronic illnesses. So I set my goal for the vent to be 31 words (one per day). Sure it looks wonky, but it works.
In April, I originally decided I would try to edit Heaven Can’t Wait and literally did no work on it (didn’t even open the file after the first day), but I did keep up my daily isolation blog here. So I thought maybe I could do something like that instead because of the other unique things about Camp is that you don’t have to write a novel. Anything goes including daily blogs/journals.
I haven’t completed a NaNo of any kind in quite a while so I’m hoping to get a winner’s badge out of this project. And the best part of a personal journal is that I don’t have to plot or plan anything. I’m literally just rambling about what my life is like with all of these health problems. Even on the worst days, I can muster a few hundred words about how much things are sucking and that’s totally legit in the spirit of the journal. I can’t go wrong.*
So who’s joining me at Camp this month?