Last week, I received a random IM from a friend I used to roleplay with asking if I was planning on doing Camp NaNoWriMo. After a few minutes of contemplation I replied, “Er… what’s that?”

Even though I’ve heard of NaNoWriMo (and attempted unsuccessfully to participate… for several years), I’d never heard about Camp NaNoWriMo. She sent a link… and yes, I’m doing it. So what is it?

Similar to NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNo is a month-long event in which the goal is to complete a novel (or other literary work – play, screenplays, autobiographies are all welcome!) by writing a little each day. Camp NaNo is different in many ways, though. You can set your own word count, revisit an old work, rewrite or edit. Camp NaNo provides all the group support and cheering on of NaNo with more flexibility to feel like you’ve accomplished something awesome… because you have.

There’s two sessions of camp, one during the month of April and one during the month of June, which means you still have 4 days to sign up and figure out what you’re writing. You have no excuses for not joining in! So go to and sign up to be sorted into your cabin before it’s too late. I’m excited to see you all there, and if you don’t join me just realize… you’re going to be getting updates – frequently – and I refuse to apologize for it. As usual, you can find me at both Camp NaNoWriMo and the regular NaNoWriMo website under the username enigmalea.