Camp NaNoWriMo, July 2016

So I finished the goal I had for Camp NaNoWriMo with a few days to spare!  Now it’s ready for me to write the first proper draft in November.  :-)


Camp NaNoWriMo

Anybody remember NaNoWriMo from November?

Great, I’m doing it again in April.  Well, sort-of.  It’s Camp NaNoWriMo, and you can find my ‘Camper Info’ here: Camp NaNoWriMo User Profile, Be-the-ratgirl If you want to add me as a writing buddy, just drop me a line to say you got there via my blog, and I’ll be ecstatic to add you back!

I’m trying out a new app called “Whitelines Link” to keep all my work synchronized across all my devices and available to me when I’m not at home.  If you use it too, or have suggestions for other ways to do this, comment and let me know, I’m always eager to try new things.

Camp Update:

So, here’s a random Thursday word count update: I’m at 4,316 words out of a total of a total goal of 35,000 for the month. If I were on track to finish on time, I would be at 11,290 words today, which I am not. However, I have written 4,316 words more than I had written in June, so I’m going to keep pushing and see how far I can get!

Have a brief excerpt:

“Needless to say, our little group had gotten off lightly. Twenty other people around the world had reactions like the one I had- of those twenty fifteen died. It was a sober reminder of the differences between us and them. The problem was quickly fixed, but the political damage had been done. Suddenly there was a whole new field within the legal system, and several countries took the aliens as a whole to court. The testing of the devices was put on hold while the whole world tried to figure out what to do.”

Announcement: Camp NaNoWriMo July 2014

Okay, it’s time I come clean.  I’ll be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this July.


You’ll find my profile here:

“Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of the original November event. We have Camp sessions in both April and July, and we welcome word-count goals between 10,000 and 1,000,000. In addition, writers may attempt non-novel projects. Camp is a creative retreat for whatever you’re working on!”

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I’ve joined a cabin with three other bloggers: Fiery_Sapphire, Winged_Spirit, and Silver Dragon.  The cabin will eventually have up to eleven cabinmates, I believe.  Our goals vary from 25,000 to 100,000 words for the month, and I’m really looking forward to being more involved!  In the past NaNoWriMos I have participated in during November, I’ve always had a hard time making friends and really using the momentum possible from friendly motivation.  I think this July will be different.  Wish me luck!!