Happy Sunday! I’ve decided to join in on Camp Nanowrimo this year. I’ve been doing the regular November Nanowrimo every year since about 2008 or so, but I’ve never done camp. And because the past two years I’ve actually developed stories during Nano that I liked, I figured I’d participate in Camp to edit them.
To those unfamiliar: Camp Nanowrimo is an event that happens every April and July. Unlike its main counterpart, Nanowrimo, which occurs every November with the goal of writing 50000 words in a month, Camp Nanowrimo allows you to select your own goal. You can choose to write something new and set a word count goal, or you can choose to edit and set a time or page count goal! This year I’m editing.
Camp Nanowrimo 2020 Project:
- Create a second draft of Basil, my 2018 Nanowrimo project that has been sitting in the dark for a year and a half
- Rename Basil to an actual title. ‘Basil’ is just the name of the main character and has been acting as a place-holder title until I come up with one
- Revise for a total of 30 hours, hopefully completing a second draft in the process, but if I hit the 30 hours, I’ll consider it a success.
Some things to note, if you’re new or just returning to Camp Nano:
- The Camp Nanowrimo site has been taken down and now all Camp projects are hosted on the main Nanowrimo site
- Cabins have been replaced with ‘groups’
- ‘Editing’ is currently not a functional option when creating your Camp Nano goal. They currently only have ‘writing’ goals implemented
- Because of this, I chose 30,000 words as my goal, with the intent that 1000 words will represent 1 hour of editing
- This is nitpicky and me arm-chair coding but: As a software developer myself, editing goals – counting hours/etc instead of words – could be implemented and running within a week. I know it could. They’ve had months to do this and why they didn’t is beyond me. But that’s not my business, I guess
Can you tell I’m a little salty.
Regardless of my not-so-positive feelings towards the new Nano site’s functionality and lack thereof, I’m really looking forward to this project. I’ve never actually had a fully finished draft to edit before, so this will be a new experience for me!
If you’re participating in Camp Nanowrimo, do let me know! Hell, add me! Happy writing!