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Did you ever wish that NaNoWriMo was held at some time other than November, when you’re trying to get ready for the holidays?

Well, give Camp NaNoWriMo a try! There will be two sessions this year. The first one starts on April 1st and the other one starts July 1st.  Not sure if I can do April, but I’m definitely thinking of July…

From their website:

What is Camp NaNoWriMo?


Based on November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Camp NaNoWriMo provides the online support, tracking tools, and hard deadline to help you write the rough draft of your novel in a month… other than November!

What: Writing a novel from scratch in one month’s time.

Who: You! (And about 20,000 other novelists around the world.) Let’s write some perhaps-awful, but definitely lengthy, prose together.

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.

When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster. Writing begins at 12:00 AM on April 1, and again on July 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach your word-count goal by 11:59 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.

To join, go to

After you sign up, post your Username so we can connect with each other as friends on the CampNaNo site. If you’ve participated in the regular NaNoWriMo, your user name is the same.

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Camp NaNoWriMo

May 28, 2012 · 3 comments

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I just this morning found out about Camp NaNoWriMo in June. I tried to participate last year, but their website was not working right and eventually I gave up. But this year, it looks great. My mild-mannered alter-ego is going to participate.

Don’t know what Camp NaNoWriMo is? It’s a version of the regular NaNoWriMo (held in November), but held in June and again in August. It works better for students, teachers, and anyone who has more free time in the summer months than in November.

From their website:

At Camp NaNoWriMo you’ll get the support, encouragement, and resources you need to write a novel in a month. When you create an account, you’ll be able to:

  • plan your novel
  • track your noveling progress
  • create a cabin full of likeminded writers
  • receive online encouragement from staff, fellow campers, friends, and family

So, who’s with me? Post your NaNo user name so we can connect.

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Last Day of NaNoWriMo

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