Camp NaNoWriMo: The Sokulski Review's Writing Cabin!
Camp NaNoWriMo is coming around again this year and it's time to dust off those November manuscripts we tossed to the back corners of our desks! No, this is not a guilt trip, I did the exact same thing. Now, for those of you who do not know, there's an added element to Camp NaNoWriMo that makes it totally doable, especially after you just spent all of November winning.
Unlike NaNoWriMo in November, Camp NaNoWriMo allows you to choose between the following options: either you can write another 50k novel, or you can choose to take on your previous NaNo novel and edit it--completely--instead. Just now you either let out a breath of relief, or sucked one in to scream. I know, I'm sorry, I tried to make it better.
Anyway, this year I decided I'd get the ball rolling as early as I can since I definitely want to attack the opportunity to rock it at Camp NaNoWriMo. I'm so ahead of the ball at present, that the official site of Camp NaNo hasn't yet decided the exact dates of either camp sessions. (yes, there are two). All they've posted on their website so far is that the sessions will take place first in April and then second in July.
So that all being said, let's get to the matter at hand. What this blog post is really about. During Camp NaNoWriMo, you get to join or host an online cabin with other writers across the globe. There are literally hundreds of themes as to what these cabins will be. Some are genre specific, some are full of people dedicated to beating the deadline in half the time, others for first-timers and some for tier-2 skilled writers only. You get the picture.
Last year, I joined a cabin and had a blast chatting online with my "fellow campers" while working on my project. We all encouraged one another to keep going, joked about the camp themed food we purchased from the grocery store and just lived it up while trying to meet our goals. I had such a good experience writing with fellow campers, that I've decided to host my own NaNo cabin this year!
Since I'm working on a huge fantasy project this year, my cabin will be themed as such. Also working on a fantasy project? Want to chat it up about fantasy elements while scribbling/typing away at your computer? Well come on in, I'm putting together the rag-tag group and you're totally invited!
Once the cabin preferences are open to the public, I'll include the link to join the cabin in this post but for now:
[The Sokulski Review Cabin] (link pending)
Remember my obsession with Ambient-Mixer? Yeah, me too! The links below are two Ambient-Mixer environments I will include in the sign up link to my NaNo cabin this year, one a rainy interior of our fantasy cabin, the other a sunny exterior--both designed to get you to focus and hammer out those words.
Got your own ideas for a cabin theme? Well don't hesitate to give it it's own soundtrack! It's yet another way to prepare for Camp NaNoWriMo and better to start preparing now--April will be here before you know it!