Greetings, bookish friends! I am so excited to announce that I will be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this July! If anything is going to challenge me as a writer, it’s Camp NaNoWriMo. I hope you enjoy this post, and good luck if you are participating in Camp too!
What is Camp NaNoWriMo?
NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month”. NaNoWriMo happens every November, but Camp NaNoWriMo happens every April and July. I decided to do it in July because I knew that I would have more free time.
Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat where you are paired up with other campers in “writing cabins” to reach a common goal: write! You can pledge to write a novel, a screenplay, poetry, or anything in between. Camp NaNoWriMo allows you to set a writing goal between 30 and 1,000,000 words!
The purpose of Camp NaNoWriMo is to finish or make progress on a writing project while having fun and staying motivated!
Pye Land (My Story)
I am writing a middle-grade fantasy novel called Pye Land. A girl is whisked off to a magical world and has to solve a mission to maintain peace in the land! Below is my synopsis.
Jamie Holt’s 6th-grade year has not been going the way she expected…and not in a middle-school meltdown manner. With her beloved mother’s obscure disappearance and the constant teasing of her peers, Jamie has enough on her plate. But things start to become really bizarre when she and 7th-grader Jack Prince are whisked off to a magical world: Pye Land: a land uncanny and endearing at the same time. Kamala Rivers, welcomes Jamie and Jack into her arms and gives them a mission that will change Pye Land’s future…forever. Jamie and Jack must stop the reign of the nefarious Mr. Newt, who has wreaked havoc all across Pye Land. If they don’t an evil force will soon shroud the entire universe, one planet at a time into darkness…
My Goal + Progress
My goal is to write 25,000 words in Pye Land this month. I have already written 1,300 words and I am planning on writing more today. Although Pye Land will be much longer than 25,000 words when it is finished, I think it’s a good start!
There are about 20 members in my cabin, and all of them are teenagers. The word count they are doing this month ranges from 1,000-50,000 words. In cabins, you can give writing advice, critique each other’s work, and motivate each other!
Why I Chose to Participate in Camp NaNoWriMo
I chose to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo because I wanted to push myself and make a lot of progress in a short amount of time. I know that if I work hard, I can accomplish my goals! If you are working on a project at Camp as well, I wish you the best!\
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Keep On Booking,
☆ Katie K ☆