Linda G. Hill

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Let’s go camping! (and #tuesdayuseitinasentence)

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Before I get started on my post, I just want to mention how awesome MLW is with her Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompts. This week, the word is “quest.” Click the link and check out the rules so you can join in too! https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/tuesdayuseitinasentence-quest/

Okay, so, camp. I’m not talking about the traditional back-destroying, sleeping-in-a-sleeping-bag, sit-around-a-campfire-and-roast-marshmallows-and-drink-an-entire-bottle-of-Jack-Daniels-whilst-looking-up-at-the-stars-and-contemplating-the-universe-type camping. The days of being able to walk the day after sleeping on the ground are long gone for me. I’m talking about Camp NaNo! What is Camp NaNo, you ask? Well let me tell you.

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is in November. During that time, the goal is to write at least 50,000 words, no excuses. Write 49,999 and you lose. But the people who bring us NaNoWriMo also host two “camps” every year. They are in April and July. During the camps you set your own goal. Anywhere from 30 words to 1,000,000 – it’s up to you. Campers are assigned to cabins, and each member of the cabin encourages the others. There can be challenges, there are forums full of experts to help with research, and chats over coffee… it’s fun!

Since I’m on a quest to finish the sequel of my epic novel, I’ve decided to join Camp NaNo in July. I actually started my sequel at the camp in April of 2014, when I managed to write about 30,000 words.

So, who’s with me? Anyone out there already signed up? Have a cabin for me to join? I’m thinking I may start my own, otherwise. Here’s the link: https://campnanowrimo.org/sign_in

Let’s sit around the campfire and roast marshmallows and drink an entire bottle of Jack Daniels whilst looking up at the stars and contemplate writing, without the stiff and aching muscles, together!

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

30 thoughts on “Let’s go camping! (and #tuesdayuseitinasentence)

  1. Good luck for Camp NaNoWriMo! I’m partaking this July, since last April was a flop for me, haha!

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  2. I am so excited for Camp NaNo this year!

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  3. Am I allowed to just stitch my Wrong Stuff story together and call it a novel, or do I actually have to start and finish it in the same month?

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  4. Hahahaha… there I was, ready to wish you a great time sleeping on hard surfaces and getting all sweaty (but slightly jealous of the bonfires…) and then you are actually not going to the woods πŸ˜‰
    Enjoy πŸ™‚

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  5. First thank you very much for the compliment, that’s quite nice. I try my best πŸ˜‰ .
    Second wishing you the best success at Camp NaNo. I have to wait and see what my fate will for this July as I might have to go through surgery and though I’ll be on sick leave for at least 2 weeks I don’t know if recovery will be conducive to writing. Can only know next week. That said I’ll reiterate I wish you success in that quest πŸ™‚

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  6. I have a cabin with 3 open slots left if you’d like to join πŸ™‚

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  7. Thanks for the invitation, but I have to pass this time. Still editing the 104,000 word Book 1 of a YA SciFi trilogy, and committed to get this one on its way (around the normal livelihood and yadayada of life before returning to Book 2, which is already 25,000 words in progress. My rhythms are just too slow right now for dancing any faster — people who can manage more than three projects at a time amaze me! Have fun!

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  8. Good Luck , Linda πŸ™‚

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  9. I tried to do that once. It didn’t work, lol.

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