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Right, as I’m apparently now writing again, in more ways than one, I suppose I should talk a little about tomorrow/today. Tomorrow/today being the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo.

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It is not “NaNoWriMo with more glitter and neckerchiefs”. It’s so much more than that…

Camp NaNo is a satellite event for NaNoWriMo – ie, so we can keep writing all year rather than just for a bit. It has a lot fewer rules, and is a lot more rough and ready – like a cage fight, in many ways.

Me; I’m setting myself a challenge – get the last few bits of the book I wrote last november into shape. I’ve been intermittently editing and tweaking and sometimes even writing it for the last few months, and I’m getting closer and closer. But I need to blitz it.

[Maybe a part of that should be writing on here again too…]

My part being on the way, then, I say to anyone out there who likes to write, join me. It’ll be fun! I hate to be the kind of blogger who solicits comments, but I’m going to make an exception now – tell me if you write. Tell me what you’re writing. Have you written even a single word today?

My wordcount so far – 228.

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NaNoUpdate!

Well, I’m free to write a post today, as I am already over today’s target. Yay!

That in itself should tell you exactly how well I feel I’m doing, but just to make it clear; I’ve managed to make targets every day except for yesterday, which I made up the difference for today. Awesome.

I won’t bother boring you with anything about the book itself, but the writing process has been just amazing. The people on the same journey as me have been awesome and fun and motivating, and the system for NaNoWriMo is, I think, damn near perfect. The right level of terror and encouragement.

In short, if any of you have a novel you want to write, but can’t motivate yourself, think about doing NaNoWriMo next year. And throw yourself into the social side!

Anyway, enough soapboxing, I need to get back to writing, so I can be WAY AHEAD as soon as possible!

Instead, I’ll just treat you to one of the videos we watched today, and used as Pippa’s leaving theme!