Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Camp NaNoWriMo - June

I have been going back and forth with myself about participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and today I decided I would go ahead and bite the hypothetical bullet and signed up.  This year the nano group is hosting CampNaNo in June and also in August but I am only going to participate in June (as of now).  I did so well for NaNoWriMo in November that I decided I would do it again and spend next month writing.  Really writing.  I want to make goal and finish but I may not be as hardcore as I was/am for November.  I will be working on book 2 of the Cerise Saga. With goals, I am motivated to push forward and plus I have a semi-competitive spirit.  Actually, I can't play board games with my friends.  I enjoy motivating and being motivated.  June...ahhh...only 8 days away! It is true that I already have 5500 words towards my WIP but my personal goal is 60k so as it stands I need 55k.  Woohoo! Pretty excited that there is no need to come up with a basic story line. 

I owe a lot to NaNaWriMo.  If I am ever making millions ....NaNaWriMo will be getting a big fat check from me.   I learned a lot about my habits and made many friends who word sprinted with me for hours.  If I would not have participated in November and completed After the Woods then it is possible I may not have been published so quickly.  A big thank you goes to Curiosity Quills also!

There are many people who say how horrible nano is because the goal is about word count and nothing else.  Well sir, I would like to challenge that by saying I work well under pressure and without NaNo in November my novel may have never been completed.

To find out more information about NaNoWriMo please visit to sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo you may visit  My profile name is Courtney825 on both!

Are any of you participating in nano?


  1. Good luck in June! I'm competitive too. We should probably never play board games together. :) Or we should, but only while drinking.

    1. Oooh! I take that as a challenge!!!! :D let's play a game where we are teammates...then we are destined to win!

  2. I was going to do it in June but since I have yet to finish my draft of Disinherited I have set my goal for that for the end of June. I'll still be using NaNo as my motivation I suppose, but since I've already started it I can't really use it for NaNo which makes me sad. I wish they would have something where you finish a book instead of starting one lol.

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    1. Katie -

      I already started writing also but I think the goal of nano is to finish. At least that is what I am using June for. I already have 5k written so I still need 55k. Just modifying the rules a bit to fit my needs but don't really consider it cheating because I am writing over 50k!!! :D

  3. I'm going to be a CampNaNo Rebel in June and work on a travelogue called "Mouseke-CHEERS!" falseramona

  4. Woohoo Anthony! That's going to be fantastic!! I'll see you on the finishline!


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