Chris Angotti, the Director of Programs over at NaNoWriMo sent out an email blast to everyone on the mailing list for NaNoWriMo about the summer program. If you’ve never tried to write 50,000 words in month you should. That’s what NaNoWriMo is all about. Camp NaNoWriMo is the off-season alternative to the ginormous November writing event, and it offers much more in the way of flexibility – but just as much fun and excitement. The word goal is up to you – anywhere from 10,000 to just shy of 1,000,000 words – and it’s up to you to make it happen!
From the email:
You’re invited to return to Camp NaNoWriMo, running this April and July!
We first imagined Camp simply as an off-season alternative to National Novel Writing Month, but it’s evolved into much more than that: writers choose their own projects—from novel sequels to scripts to pop-up books—and find cabin communities (and often new friends) to support them.
We call it a retreat because you can write anything, plus see what you’re capable of when you have the time and space to create.
Last year, we introduced flexible word-count goals (10,000 to 999,999) and the ability to add your own project genre. Our 2014 features are designed to make Camp even more open:
- Supersized, ultra-hyphy cabins. Chat with a mondo crew of fellow writers on @reply-enabled message boards.
- Full project-defining power. Claim a genre and category on your profile. “Adventure Short Stories”? “Historical Poetry”? Anything goes.
- A big world of inspiration.Our blog, Facebook, and Twitter will be in full Camp spirit throughout the spring and summer.
- Brand-new (and restocked) Camp merchandise and donation levels. Because you need a “CandleLit” T-shirt and twig pen in your life.
Make Camp NaNoWriMo your creative retreat. Sign in today (with your existing NaNoWriMo or Camp login) to be ready for the start of our first session on April 1!
Sign up today, and I’ll see you at camp!