Camp NaNo Wrap-Up

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Well, tomorrow is the last day of Camp NaNo! I have not yet made the personal goal I set, although I have more than finished my word count! I plan to keep going and wrap up this Camp Session, just like every other NaNo I have participated in, writing till the very last minute! This round has been full of writing hardships, but just like every other time I have learned so much about my writing and what is more, my writing has improved!
NaNo is all about getting words on the page even if you don’t know what to write, you should sit and write “I don’t know what to write” until you start writing! Every word counts, and while it may at first seem silly, you never know later what will be the most useful piece! Some of the things I never intended have turned into my best!
I have seen so many people quit NaNo, and it makes me sad! The point isn’t in “winning” the point is in “Writing!” Every single word you get out is one word more than you had written before. It isn’t about having a final draft, and sometimes it isn’t even about having a usable draft! It is about getting words down, exploring this challenge called writing, and knowing that YOU too, can do it! It is in exploring and seeing where an idea can take you!
Well, my friends, I have writing to do, ideas to explore and I want to see just how many words I can make and try to finish my personal Camp NaNo goals!

 

What about you? Have you found this Camp session to be an enlightening one? Have you made your personal goals? What about the word count you set for yourself? And if you gave up, why?!? It isn’t about winning or losing. If you even got ten words on the page, then you have ten words more than you had and that makes you a winner by NaNo standards! Happy NaNoing! and good luck!!!

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7 thoughts on “Camp NaNo Wrap-Up”

  1. Congratulations on reaching your word count goal! I love NaNoWriMo, but have never participated in Camp NaNo. Unfortunately April wasn’t a good time for me this year, maybe next year.

    1. There is another session of Camp NaNo in July, which I am actually currently getting ready for as well. Deciding if I am going to work on rewriting one of my novels already in the works, or start a new project. The beauty in Camp is now you can set your own word goals and work on different writing projects, whether that is a blog, poetry, short stories, ect.

      1. Hum…I didn’t realize there was another one in July. I have an old NaNo project that needs to be completed and then some major editing. I might have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Yay! Congratulations on making your word count goal. 🙂 You’re right that there are no “losers” in NaNoWriMo — that’s why I like it so much.

    1. Just by writing a few words that makes a person a winner! At least in my book… and I know NaNo states that!!! **grins** that is what encouraged me to become an ML last year, and I am really hoping that I make it again this year! Such a fun thing, to encourage others to make their word goals!!!

    1. I love all things NaNo, but the changes they have made to Camp NaNo really made it great as far as what you can do. The only downfall to camp is you don’t have as much chatter from other “campers” like you can have with Nov, by the full forum and friends. I love the idea of cabins, but it can be hard to find the right fit.

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