Friday, June 1, 2012

A Second--and Third--Chance at NaNoWriMo

November isn't always the best month for writing novels, despite it  being National Novel Writing Month. It's the holidays, the end of the year, etc. I know I certainly don't have enough free hours that time of year to commit to writing that much. But now there is something for everyone, even people like me! (And no, I don't mean the lazy ones.)

NaNoWriMo--the popular novel writing "competition"--is adding a June and August version of the challenge with the new Camp NaNoWriMo, according to GalleyCat:

Want to write a novel this summer? You should take the Camp NaNoWriMo challenge in June or August.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) takes place every November, but the Office of Letters and Light (the nonprofit behind NaNoWriMo, Script Frenzy and the Young Writers Program) wanted to give writers an alternative time for the writing challenge.

Follow this link to sign up: “Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work. When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster. Writing begins 12:00:01 AM on June 1, and again on August 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by 11:59:59 PM on the last day of the month. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.”

See the original post HERE

While I'm not planning to officially sign up, I am considering trying to get myself to write at least a little bit every day this month in an attempt to get back into the habit and finally start finishing projects.

How about YOU? Are you going to partake in Camp NaNoWriMo?

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