Hello there writers. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—is an annual challenge for writers to write a novel (or 50,000 words of one) in the span of one month.

The traditional NaNoWriMo happens every year over the month of November. However, the good folks at NaNoWriMo are doing something new this year—Camp NaNoWriMo. In the words of Lindsey Grant, one of NNWM’s fabulous admins:

“This camp-themed version of National Novel Writing Month enables participants to write a novel in a month other than November. You bring the words and we’ll meet you there with the encouragement, tracking tools, and a tent!”

It’s a summer challenge to write a novel in a month, this time taking place during July.

That’s right. It starts in eight days.

So if you have a novel idea that you’ve been dying to try but haven’t found the encouragement, the motivation, or just the forum to do so, I highly recommend trying to write a novel this month. There is no pressure for those who do not finish—I didn’t finish mine in November—but there are boons for the winners, not to mention resources for writers and pep talks from published authors who are giving it their all right along side you.

So what are you waiting for? Get writing!