Here’s how Camp NaNoWriMo goes for me: I pick out a writing project that I’m psyched to write, yet I find myself with the mantra “I’ll start it tomorrow” because of work and family commitments and errands until I find myself with the month over and no words written.
It just doesn’t seem fair. We watch our kids (or hear of kids that we know) get the whole summer off then go off to summer camp. Even college students on summer break have opportunities for adventurous excursions in the great outdoors.
And don’t get me started on all the summer writing camps for those under the age of adulting. Young writers can easily find a camp that fits their creativity needs, either at remote parts of the country or right down the street in their hometown.
Don’t worry. I found a loophole—and we adults now can also go to writing camp this summer!
We did it! We all survived National Novel Writing Month: 2017 Edition! Whether or not we reached (or surpassed) 50K words for our novel, the most important thing that came out of this month is that we wrote more words than we probably have all year.