Camp NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

campHey, Germs!  Camp NaNoWriMo is finished!  If any of you were participating, I hope you completed your goal.  I finished with a few hours to spare and 200 extra words, for a month-long total of 40,200.  The actual project I was working on has over 80,000 words, though.

I really enjoyed working within the confines of Camp NaNoWriMo.  The flexible goal was perfect.  Being able to set my overall goal was probably the only reason I succeeded despite a rough month in terms of work and health (boo summer colds!).

Another part of camp that I really liked was the cabin system.  While I had a very quiet cabin, for the most part, I did gain one really cool writing buddy.  I hope that Germs who participated were able to connect with writers and make friends.  It’s always more fun to be working with a friend; you can push each other to do better!

So, my Camp NaNoWriMo experience was a big success.  I will definitely be participating next July.  This is a great opportunity for writers who want to increase their output but don’t have the time for the full NaNoWriMo in November because of the flexible goal.  Plus, there’s a great built-in support system with the cabins.  And, if you’re shy, you can request your friends if you know their screenname.

Congratulations to everyone who won!

I will start gearing up for full NaNoWriMo soon!

LL Lemke is from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She loves writing science fiction and fantasy— or anything that is character driven. She still kind of wants to be a superhero or a ninja. She has a soft spot for villains in fiction.  She also loves reading (which is one reason she's Germ's indie book reviewer). Some favorites are Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, George RR Martin, JK Rowling... If she met any of them, she’s pretty sure she'd be completely unable to form coherent sentences. She is also a martial artist, with a 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo and currently training for her 3rd degree. She loves the martial arts almost as much as she loves writing. She enjoys incorporating the martial arts into her writing as well!  You can find her on tumblr and twitter, as well as visit her author page and blog.  Want to recommend an indie book for her to review?  Contact her at


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