My NaNoWriMo 2017

Today on this segment of life with Camden, I will be interviewing myself on the topic of NaNoWriMo.

Hello, Camden, so nice of you to join me today. Just so our audience knows, can you tell me a little about yourself?

Sure! My name is Camden Rose and I am a sophomore in college majoring in Creative Writing and Marketing.

Great! So, I can see you are jumping up and down in your seat right now. What for?


NaNo–I’m sorry, can you say it again into the microphone?


Ah, yes. Nanowr–that. What is it exactly?

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It starts November 1st and goes till November 30th and is where you write a novel, aka 50,000 words, in a month.

Wow, that’s ambitious.

Haha yeah, it is. Especially with my already busy schedule. It tallies out to roughly 1,667 words a day though, which is a manageable 3-4 pages of writing.

Your definition of manageable is way different from mine…

~a few seconds of silence~

Ahem, well, so, what are you writing this year for NaNoWriMo?

I’m writing the third book in a trilogy I started in high school.

Oh, what’s it called?

Aeramor, a combo of the Latin roots for air and love. My first book was called Aquamor and the second Terramor so I’m sticking with the whole element + love thing.

Cool! What’s it about?

Um, well, it honestly wouldn’t really make sense unless I told you the entire plot which would take too long. But, basically, it follows Oceana’s, main character in Aquamor, mom’s story. It’s technically a prequel to Aquamor. Oh, and there’s mermaids and magic cause why not.

Sounds fun! Do you feel ready?

LOL no. I wrote some sort of an outline and did a character analysis or two, but besides that, I am completely and utterly unprepared…we’ll just ignore the fact that NaNo has already started. But, ya know, that makes it fun, right? I feel like the fact that I’m interviewing myself means I’ve already gone crazy so NaNo can’t really break me.

Wait, you mean to say that…that I’m you?


Hey lovely folks! IF you couldn’t tell by that quite absurd interview with myself, this year I will be doing NaNoWriMo…again! Hoping to keep the streak alive…

Every year I’ve challenged myself just a bit more and every year I’ve succeeded in writing a book. The first year I did it, my goal was to write a novel in a month. The second year, it was to write every day and write a novel in a month. This year, I want to write 1,667 words every day and write a novel in a month. Planning on doing NaNoWriMo, too? Add me! forever_writing_26 (If you’re still debating, I say you should at least try! You’ll never know till you sign up!) (If you don’t want to join NaNoWriMo because you don’t have any story ideas, either think of one quickly or, do what I did last year!)

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Years ago, Camden Rose brought her typewriter across the country to Seattle after completing degrees in marketing and creative writing at Elon University. She fell in love with the city and hasn't left since. She can often be found at the ocean's edge taking notes on the local mermaid population. She loves exploring nature and seeking out the magic hidden beneath the everyday world. Currently, she is working on various short stories, novels, and a master’s in education. You can find her on Twitter @CamdensCorner.

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