It’s time for my first Camp NaNoWriMo.
Iâ€™ve participated in November NaNoWriMo, (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) on and off for years but never the camp.
Iâ€™m not even that certain about how it differs from normal Nano. I think itâ€™s something about setting your own goal, but Iâ€™ve been taking the rebel route from my start with NaNoWriMo so Iâ€™m not sure where this will be different.
Except the lovely little word counter thing over at the official website. I love that thing. I find it so motivational.
Except cabins. As this is my first camp itâ€™ll also be my first time in a cabin. Iâ€™m actually pretty excited about that bit. Iâ€™ve found one all about the era my current WIP is set and I reckon itâ€™ll be really helpful to be on the same journey with a group of others.
So how am I planning for camp?
Itâ€™s all new, so Iâ€™m going to use the same plan as the one I use for November, with a few modifications.
🔘 Find Cabin. – The forums have made that very easy.
🔘 Request to Join
🔘 Figure out where the invitation is and join properly.
⚪️ Decide time Iâ€™ll be writing (or aiming to write).
🔘 Decide Project. – Return of Project: Rose
🔘 Announce Project.
🔘 Decide what I want to achieve in April. – Iâ€™m aiming for 15,000 words
🔘 Officially set goal.
⚪️ Gather inspiration and motivation (sites, quotes etc) for when the going gets tough.
⚪️ Make sure all my writing materials are together (I really only write digitally, so everythingâ€™s on my device but I want to make sure Iâ€™ve got everything in one folder and in the cloud.)
⚪️ Make Playlist (possibly, I can’t write with music in the background so this one may be for use in non-writing moments)
⚪️ Make Pinterest character board.
⚪️ Last minute Research?
Thereâ€™s still so much to do and we have less than a week!
Iâ€™ve never actually written that list down before, so I may have missed a few things off.
Drop a comment below to tell me what you find motivational when youâ€™re writing?