Is it just me or has the year already started to pass all too quickly? Today was the beginning of the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo, which marks a very special milestone for me. It’s my twelfth writing month, meaning I’ve spent a cumulative year participating in them! I’ll never forget my first wrimo back in November 2005. I hadn’t written anything 50,000 words long in my life and I didn’t begin to know how to approach the challenge. So I merely dove in and hoped for the best, somehow managing to surpass my goal despite starting a full week late because I wasn’t convinced that I had the courage to try! I nearly missed verifying my word count at the end because of a blizzard induced power outage. But the most important thing that occurred as a result of my first challenge was the newfound proof that I could indeed write something that long!
I didn’t participate again for several years, but when I came back to it in 2012, the goal didn’t seem much less daunting than in the first year, but I decided to start and keep going. This time, my daily quota of between 2000-3000 words became easier as the month wore on. It just kept going as more opportunities opened up, such as the relatively new Camp sessions, as well as JuNoWriMo. Each session encouraged me to try another. Before I knew it, I was counting down to the twelfth time!
As you know from my first session, it’s never too late to start, so if you’re interested, visit the Camp NaNoWriMo page and begin your writing adventures!
The year is going by really quickly, I agree.
Good luck with camp!
Thank you very much! Are you participating?
I am. 🙂
Awesome! What are you writing?
It’s a retelling of Peter Pan.
What about you?
I’m writing vignettes about my first ever nano characters, residents of a quirky Colorado town. Yours sounds fascinating!
That’s a cool idea!
Good luck – I wish I had the willpower to participate, but I never seem to.
Thank you. Maybe you’d want to try one of the camp sessions. It’s a flexible word count starting at 10K for the month. Twenty days of only 500 words or 10 days of 1000 will meet the goal.
I wish… but I don’t think I would do the challenge justice at all. My schedule is so whacked that I’ll go days without writing, and then throw 10,000 words on the wall (or in the trash, as it were).
We all have our own schedules and way of getting the words on the page! As well as you write, I wouldn’t change a thing if I were you. 😊
Congrats to you 🙂
Thank you! 🙂