Camp NaNoWriMo: April 2020

Camp NaNo 2020

It’s that time of year where many of us writer types are preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo.

Camp What Now?

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month which takes place in November. The goal during this month is to write 50,000 words. During the year they have smaller NaNoWriMo’s referred to as Camp NaNo. During these camps you can set your own goals.

For some this means a word count, others a page count. It could even be to set yourself a target of X amount of days a week dedicated writing or editing.

Camp NaNo Goals

I enjoyed NaNoWriMo and managed to hit my 50k word target and finish writing my book so for Camp NaNo I will be working on two different projects.

The first will be to edit the book I finished in November. I have started this already so I want to make sure by the end of April I have finished the developmental edits at least so I can send it to my critique readers for the first time.

My second project is to go back to working on a psychological thriller I started about 2.5 years ago. I stopped writing it as I had a massive confidence wobble and put it aside. However, I have decided to go back to it and I have had another author read my progress so far which they really enjoyed. His feedback has given me a much needed push to see it completed. I will be setting myself a target of 500 words a day minimum. This would add around another 15,000 words to what I have already and I don’t feel like it would be overwhelming.

March Prep

In the lead up to Camp starting on the 1st April I will be setting up a plotting notebook for the thriller. This is an idea which I got from Sarra Cannon and her YouTube Channel Heart Breathings.

I always have a notebook handy but the way in which she breaks things down looks much more productive than how I usually do things and it would be great to not have a million different pieces of paper scattered about randomly when I finish this project.

If you would like to find out more about NaNoWriMo you can do so on this website.

If you are planning a project for this April’s camp let me know below:)

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x


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