Camp NaNothanksWriMo

As Camp NaNoWriMo looms around the corner again, I thought I’d share my reflections on last year’s camp.

Boy is it a different beast to normal NaNoWriMo.

If the November session is a huge street party of creativity, the Carnevale of writing, Camp NaNoWriMo truly is a camp. That one you went on when you were like thirteen, stuck in the woods or up a mountain with a group of the least people you’ve never talked to. You know those ones who refuse to participate in the activities and sit in the corner on their phones/game consoles?

I’m certain that if you have people you can share your cabin with, it would be an awesome, supportive, inspiring experience. Unfortunately, that was not my lot the first time ’round.

However, there were some amazing parts of Camp NaNoWriMo:

  • the ability to define your own goal
  • the thrill of seeing the word count rise
  • the race against the trajectory line
  • I got so much done on my Daughter of Kings edits
  • discounts! Thanks to Camp NaNoWriMo, I was finally able to purchase Scrivener – which I’ve used pretty much every day since.

Will I do it again?


Would I do it again with a randomly assigned cabin?


Are you participating this year? What’s your goal?

(All gifs from GIPHY)

3 thoughts on “Camp NaNothanksWriMo

  1. edajvor says:

    I’m participating in Camp for the first time. Luckily, I was invited to a cabin by some Twitter friends who are very welcoming. I’m not sure how much effort I’m going to put in but I do like to try new things.

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