Camp NaNoWriMo Prep Checklist

Minna-san, konnichi wa! 

In this post, I’ll be running through my Camp NaNo checklist. Enough said.

So let’s move on to today’s post. Ikou!

Camp NaNoWriMo Prep Checklist
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Steps for a Camp NaNoWriMo Prep

Plot Outline

I have my plot outline for Foreshadowed by Darkness, practically fleshed out. Maybe like 90% fleshed out. I do already have the beginning, end, and the major plot points and key moments that occur throughout. It’s just a matter of stringing the scenes together and figuring out how to get from point A to point B.

So for example, if my MC finds a clue that could lead her one step closer to who the killer is, then I would have to figure out the steps that she took for her to get to that moment in the story.

Also, if I have the key event and midpoint figured out (which I do), then it’s just a matter of discovering what occurs between the moment the MC makes a personal decision to the moment the situation takes a turn (perhaps a turn for the worst).

And it’s also just a matter of digging myself out of the sagging middle syndrome that sometimes inhabit most writers’ brains during the outlining or writing process.


I also have the majority of my characters fleshed out, such as the MC, love interest, and villain, as well as the more prominent supporting and side characters. The only characters I haven’t fully fleshed out are the minor characters. In other words, the characters that only serve a purpose to die in my novel, since my novel involves a serial killer. But that’s not a major deal for me as long as I have a good understanding of my prominent characters.


I have a general understanding of the time-period that my book is set in. I still have some questions of accuracy that I need answered, so I plan on researching it as I go along with my writing so as not to fall into the never-ending abyss of research. If I am questioning the accuracy of a specific detail, then I will just make a note of it and go back to fact-check it later on.

Word Count:

As we enter into the first few days of Camp NaNoWriMo, I have already started writing and I am about 2,600 words in. I have set my entire word count for the Camp NaNo month to 20,000 words as I like to start small.

So there you have it, my Camp NaNoWriMo Prep Checklist.

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I will be back with another post next Friday at 10:30 AM PST. So stay tuned!!!

Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month? If so, are you entering Camp NaNoWriMo in plotter, pantser, or plantser-style? Let me know in the comments below!


Until next time, ja mata ne,

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