Camp NaNoWriMo: 50,000 words in 1 month?

This year, I decided I would participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November. When I checked out the process, I discovered there is such a thing as Camp NaNoWriMo that happens in July.

As far as I can tell the only difference is that in July, the participating author can select the word count. In November, everyone tries to write 50,000 words in a month.

For Camp NaNoWriMo, I chose 50,00 words just to see if I could do it.

Here are my stats from yesterday:

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I’m usually a panster, but writing 50,000 words in one month without an outline seemed intimidating, so before July 1st, I created an outline. Each day I write from the outline instead of having to come up with an idea.

Here are the projections:

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I have to say, the process is motivating me to write. I’ve never written to a word count before, and it’s amazing that just by publicly saying what my word count goal is, I find the time magically appears when I can sit down and write.

So can I make it? I’ll let you now…

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Now I have to get back to writing and put 1,529 words on the page today.

Thanks for reading…



7 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWriMo: 50,000 words in 1 month?

    1. Hi Lisa – you need to tell your Mr. Farley to help you out more! I’m going to see if I can find you on the Camp NaNoWriMo site. Not sure how to do that. Good luck with your writing. I hope you make it.


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