July CampNaNoWriMo is just around the corner!

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Only two weeks until the second CampNaNoWriMo session of 2017 begins. Are you participating? Are you ready?

I think I’m ready. Continuing an ongoing project does save me from having to pick a new project and I’m already familiar with the plot and characters. I don’t get that “fresh project” boost, but I think I can live without that. More often than not I stumble at the start of NaNoWriMo anyway so the boost is lost on me.

This might be the Camp session that leads to a win for me. I’ve said that many times before, but I mean it every time. If you’ve followed my blog for a while now, you probably know I’ve won NaNoWriMo many times, but I’ve failed every single CampNaNoWriMo. I might have a Camp curse.

I don’t let my failures discourage me. I’ve walked away from every failed CampNaNoWriMo with more words than I started. I like to think I learn more about myself as a writer each time as well. My failures point me in the direction of things I need to adjust about my writing routine.

My goal for next month is a little hard to nail down. Instead of having a number of words I want to write during the month, I have a total word count I’d like to achieve by the end of July. Since it’s a word count total I’m aiming for, I won’t know my exact target word count for July until July 1. My ultimate goal is to have 150,000 words of Inbetween written by the end of CampNaNoWriMo. With half of month to go before Camp starts, I acknowledge I could end up with a goal over 50,000 words and likely won’t be setting a goal much lower than the usual NaNoWriMo word count.

Will you be participating in CampNaNoWriMo next month? Tell me about your project! What goals are you setting for yourself?