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Camp NaNoWriMo 2019

April is nearly here, and that only means one thing for us writers. The beginning of Camp NaNoWriMo 2019 will soon be upon us. Some of us have already started... like me! I have began my outline. But don't you dare start your manuscript until your clock shows April 1st! I'm warning you!

For those of you who are unaware, Camp NaNoWriMo is a writing event that happens during the month of April where creative content creators are tasked to work on a project for one whole month. This project can be anything – as long as you are writing. Your project could range from writing a script for stage and/or for screen; writing that novel you have always said you would write; to editing and revising something that you have already written.

However, Camp NaNoWriMo is not to be confused with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In NaNoWriMo (which is the whole month of November), you have to write a novel. A fifty thousand novel. It can be any genre but, in the end, you have to reach a grand total of fifty thousand words.

Don’t worry if you cannot reach that goal!

At least you wrote something this month!

NaNo November aims to get authors and writers of all abilities to make a habit of writing, so that it becomes a natural part of our daily routine.

You never know, you might just write the next best seller (in your chosen genre, of course) during this month. Rainbow Rowell wrote ‘Fangirl’ during NaNoWriMo, which then went on to capture the hearts of many teenagers and fanfictions writers after being published. Rowell even decided to keep the majority of her first draft for the published piece!

That could be you!

This is my first time writing for any of NaNo’s events. I have set my goal to twenty-five thousand words by the end of April.

Yes, I know that this is half of what I am supposed to write in November – but I have to start somewhere. Think of this as a way of easing myself into writing everyday (or as many days as I can possibly manage) so I have a taste as of what NaNo November will be like.

Moving on to Cabins! Just in case you are wondering, here are what I have my cabin settings set as:

I think that it is pretty obvious why I have selected the settings that I have, but just in case, I will explain them for you.

I want to be in a cabin (which is a random group of writers that the people of NaNo have put together) so that you can talk to other writers. In my case, these 'other writers' will also be writers who have selected 'Young Adult' as their novel genre.

You will notice that I have not selected the 'Campers in my age range' option. This is because I want to be in a group with writers of different ages. Usually, this also means that collectively, we should have a variety of experiences.

Overall, I am looking forward to writing everyday! I am also interested to see if my dedication will remain with me throughout April. I have just about finished my outline and I am ready to dive straight into writing!


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Hi, I'm Hannah. This is my blog.

Adventuring into fictional universes is always something that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Now, as an aspiring author, I get to create them too.