Didn’t we just finish NaNoWriMo Camp April? Why yes, we did, but that only means Camp July is already around the corner. If you missed April, here’s a new chance for you.
I did a post about reasons to go Camping and also what to remember before Camp in March, so I won’t go over those points again. If you’re unfamiliar with the event, you should give them a read though!
My last Camp didn’t go quite as planned since I was supposed to use that month for editing but ended up only writing. This time I actually have a finished story to edit. I’ve started editing already but there’s still a long way to go, and what’s better for motivation than Camp with daily goals?
Because Camp allows you to do any kind of project you want, they use a fixed rate for editing, meaning one hour of editing equals 1 000 words. Using that as my guideline, I’ve set my Camp Goal at 60 000 words — two hours of editing per day. Some days I’ll probably go over, some days I might fall under, but I’ll aim for the 2 hour mark the best I can.
I talked about Cabins and the support of the community in my earlier posts and I still stand by that. Easily the best thing about NaNo is the community and the support you can find when you talk with fellow writers. This time, however, I’m opting out of the cabin system. Not because I didn’t enjoy it in April (I did and it was wonderful to be able to share both ups and downs with others) but because I’m more pressed for time than in April.
I’ll carve out editing time from my schedule and use it to the fullest, but I don’t see myself having much time to spend in the cabins. Since I think the whole point of cabins is to encourage each other, I wouldn’t be a very good mate, so I’d rather skip it this time.
Are you going to do Camp July? If yes, what’s your project? If no, why?
And in case you already participated in Camp April, are you going to continue your project or will you be working on something new?