This April, I’m going to camp–Camp NaNoWriMo, that is. While I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo before, this is actually the first I’ve heard of Camp NaNoWriMo so I’m curious to try it out. The major difference from what I see is you can write whatever you want (like the Nano Rebels in November) and you get to decide on your word count goal, instead of the 50k that is usual for NaNoWriMo. And since it’s camp, you get assigned to a cabin with 11 other cabin mates.
I’m excited and a bit apprehensive for April to kick in. I’ve currently set my word count goal to the default 50k, but wondering if I should bring it down to something more manageable, like maybe 40k? I’ve won NaNoWriMo before so I know I can do it but I’m also aware of the fact that sometimes, things come up and you can’t hit your target. I expect to get a few days off for Easter, which luckily falls on April this year, so I’m hoping this would at least help me reach my goal.
As for the novel, I decided to go with Chick Lit this time. It’s my first time trying this genre so it’s going to be uncharted territory for me but I’m really excited about the story. Now if only that excitement will translate well into written words…
What are your writing goals for April? Have you tried Camp NaNoWriMo before? What did you think of it? Are you participating this year?