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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 (I’ve (Almost) Done all the Prep Work for You!)

Guess who’s signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo? This girl!

After I failed last November due to two colds and burning out, I wanted to try being a camper this time. And if you’re tempted to sign up, too, you’ll be thrilled to hear I’ve already done the prep work for you!*

*well, sort of

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions

Last year October, I hosted weekly prep sessions for the big monster event. While your goal may not be 50k, being ready still can’t hurt.

If you missed the sessions last year or would like to refresh your memory, here they are again:

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions

Character Creation

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions

World Building

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions


Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions

Reading List and Treats

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions

You can Do This!

Weeks 1-3 come with free downloadable worksheets so you can get plotting right now! They cover all important basics but no more than that to stop you from over-preparing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whether you want to set rewards or not is up to you. My own goal is 17k, which doesn’t really feel worthy of a reward. If you shoot for 50k, you should definitely treat yourself to something!

Book recommendation

If you’d like to do a bit of outside reading, I strongly recommend this book:

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions Book Recommendation: No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

It’s short (it claims to be 50k, the length of a NaNoWriMo draft) and written by the father of NaNo, so you know it’s relevant!

Buy it on Amazon | Read my review

What am I writing next month? I’ll be writing the first novella of my novella trilogy set in Midoka and Krymistis (if you’ve read my Relics of Ar’Zac books, you’ll be familiar with those). I’m aiming for 17k, and all three will be DARK, bloody, stabby, and possibly a tiny bit smutty. But no promises on the latter ๐Ÿ˜‰

I wish I could share a bit more, but I haven’t got a title yet. I am, however, officially signed up and have created my own cabin. The CookieBreak Writers Retreat would love to have you if you’re taking part–I promise motivation and encouragement ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since my cabin isn’t public, I don’t think I can attach a link to it. If you’d like to join, let me know what your NaNo username is and I’ll invite you ๐Ÿ™‚

Sign Up

You might also enjoy:

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions - Scrivener Recommendation

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Prep Sessions - Resources for Writers


Are you going to camp next month? What will you be working on, and whats your target word count?

Happy plotting, NaNonites! <3

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  1. I wish you the best of luck completing your novella during Camp! This is my first time writing during Camp and I can’t wait to start. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be writing a poetry collection, my first time writing poetry in years, and it’s something that’s been on my mind for a while now.

    • sarinalangerwriter sarinalangerwriter

      That’s excellent, good luck! I hope it’ll be a great first experience ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I invited you to join my cabin, but don’t feel you have to ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yay for Camp NaNo and the ability to set our own reasonable goals!
    I’ll join your cabin ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m Louise-DragonspireUK.
    I’m going to aim for 25k, working on the Arthurian Legend/Merlin based project I started in November. I was supposed to be done with the first draft and editing by now, but since I’ve written very little this year, write more words it is!

    • sarinalangerwriter sarinalangerwriter

      I’ve a feeling I’ll do better with Camp than the main event, but we’ll see ๐Ÿ˜€
      I’ve sent you an invitation to join my cabin, welcome aboard ^-^

      • Fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚ We can all cheer each other on!
        Thanks for the invite, see you in the cabin ๐Ÿ˜€

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