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I'm going to Camp NaNoWriMo!

I'm going to camp this summer!! I've never been to camp before and I'm sooo excited! I wouldn't have known about it had Katharine Swan not left a comment about it. Thank you, Katharine!

On August 1, I'm going to Camp NaNoWriMo. There's also a June 1st camp, but it doesn't work with my writing schedule. So August it is! It looks like so much fun--writing 50,000 words in a month with other "campers." Just looking at the site puts me in a summery mood. I'm sooo insanely excited! I think I'll get marshmallows, Hershey bars, and other camp-like stuff and turn my living room into a cabin. Oooh! A sleeping bag!

I can't wait to see what "cabin" I'm assigned. Friend me (jessicab_87) if you haven't already on the NaNoWriMo site. Thank you to everyone at the Office of Letters and Light for ALL of the hard work you do. It's inspiring beyond words and I would not be where I am today without NaNoWriMo.

Anyone else up for going to camp with me? Or starting camp June 1st?

Any of you guys ever been to a real camp? What was it like? Did you love it? Hate it? Get eaten by mosquitoes? What did you take to camp? Srsly, help me out here to make my at-home camping experience as authentic as possible. :) Tell, tell!


Adina said…
lolz first comment! I went to camp lake hubert two summers in a row and it was pretty fun. They gave us a checklist on wat to pack so i cant help u there jess. But it was fun except 4 da bugs, ick
Anonymous said…
I went to a camp last year. Some suggestions would be to bring bug spray, sunscreen, an extra blanket in case your cold, a book for the night if you cant sleep, and rain gear. Camp is always fun so you will have fun!!!! Dont worry about it- camp isnt supposed 2 be stress fun.
Anonymous said…
*full not fun in the last sentance. opps :)
Anonymous said…
I have been to two camps a number of times. I'm not usually the outdoor-sy type, but I loved and still love camping. I would suggest maybe an extra blanket, maybe a sweater or jacket just in case, bug spray, sunscreen, maybe even some snacks or something. And most of all, enjoy the outdoors!!!
Anonymous said…
My Camp NaNo friends and I are all making writing tents out of our closets with blankets and calendars. We're going to be hanging out in our chat room, blasting music simultaneously and word warring nights away all summer.
Katharine Swan said…
Hooray for Camp NaNo! I don't know if I mentioned it in my comment on your last post, but I'll also be doing August. I'm hoping it'll encourage me to finish the first round of revisions of November's novel (yes, I got sidetracked), so that I can start the sequel in August! Hooray!

I've been contemplating some camp activities too. I didn't mention it, but part of why I started following your blog is because, like me, you write AND like horses. I have two horses, so I'm thinking I'm going to do a "writing and riding" camp -- the ponies have been a little neglected lately, and the thought of riding, giving baths, etc., and then hanging out in the yard with them while they graze and I write -- well, could anything be more camp-worthy?
MaryKate said…
I am going to a camp in New Hampshire this summer called Pony Farm! You ride horses alllll week and ride in the water and go on trail rides amd go swimming and you get your own horse for the week!
Isabella said…
Can you please look at the blog I made. Its
I hope you like it. I have a problem though. I forgot my password for for the blog and my email so I can't post anything. Is there anything I can do? Anyone?
Connie said…
I succeeded in session one of camp nanowrimo!!! YAY!!! Doing it in August, too! I wish I could be in your cabin!

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