Preparing for April CampNaNoWriMo

campnano2017CampNaNoWriMo is just around the corner! In just a few weeks I’ll be entering another writing frenzy alongside many other writers.

Right now I’m not quite settled on what I want to do for Camp. Being able to set a word count goal above or below 50,000 words opens up a lot of possibilities. In November I just need to pick a project. For Camp, I can strategize a bit by setting a different word count goal.

I know I’ll be continuing to work on Inbetween rather than starting another writing project. Earlier this year I joked about having the first draft of Inbetween completed before April. As with everything I write, this story is getting bigger and bigger. Now I’m confident that I will still have plenty to write in April.

I’m not sure what I want my word count goal to be. The obvious solution would be to set my goal to the usual 50k. I know I can write that many words in a month. I also know I’ve never once won CampNaNoWriMo no matter what goal I pick, but I’m always hopeful this time will be different.

Back in January, I set a long-term writing goal on the Writeometer app to have 120k written for Inbetween by April 30. The obvious option would be to set my April goal to whatever would get me to 120k by the end of the month, but it might be fun to push myself to exceed that goal too. Fortunately, I have a whole month to mull over this!

Are you planning to do CampNaNoWriMo in April? Have you picked your project yet and set a goal? Let me know about your plans in the comments!

18 thoughts on “Preparing for April CampNaNoWriMo

  1. It wasn’t on my radar until I read this, but now I’m considering it. Maybe I’ll start revising my 2016 NaNo novel. I’m not sure I would handle word count though – big chunks of the first draft are probably completely usable and wouldn’t necessarily count as new words.

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    • Yay! It’s always exciting to know so many other people are planning to write too.

      Sometimes I think deciding what to write and how high to set the word count goal are the hardest part of Camp. Good thing there’s still a month before writing starts!


  2. I won’t be participating for April’s as I’m in long term editing mode for my NaNoWriMo16 draft. I prefer not to equate my hours editing to a relative word count so it’ll be a normal writing month for me. I’ve got something in the pipeline for July’s CampNaNo though.


  3. I usually just stick to the November NaNoWriMo, but a couple of years ago I wrote in one of the other months. I have so much to do in my stories I think I might just write something in April. That is, if my family and I move well before that month comes along. Come to think of it, April is not that far away, is it?


  4. Yes! I always write a new “A to Z” book for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo, because I love participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I write brief posts for each letter of the alphabet, to put up on my blog, and then I expand on the posts for chapters in my book. This year my theme is World’s Coolest Jobs, so I’m going to pick some of the most interesting jobs for each letter of the alphabet and work my way through, one letter at a time. 🙂 If you’re interested in following along, I’m at


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