June 30, 2014 • Cee • Letters

Dear Cee,

I hope all is well with Camp NaNoWriMo for you.

Camp starts tomorrow, and you’re not ready. What is up with that? Get it together! There’s no time to be slacking! Time is of the essence.

Since that discussion post where you announced your participation in July’s Camp, I became worried for you because you haven’t been thinking about the project you’ve been planning to do. You’re all sorts of distracted. That’s not good. (I know who’s to blame. ;P) I know that you’re afraid of thinking about Project You’ve Got Mail: Friendship Edition because you’ll freak out. Hell, I’d freak out too! (I think I already am.) However, you need to sit and think and start writing.

I know you’ve been worrying about the plot because it feels too light and not enough angst for your liking. But remember that fantastic idea you had Saturday? Do that. Put a psychological spin to it! It gets me pumped up when I think about it (as you should too!). You can achieve it. It’ll take work, but it’s doable. Don’t think too much about how to execute it perfectly and how the position the spin puts the character in. It’ll only stress you out. I’m sure you can achieve this psychological spin without making it into a cop-out or a cliché or problematic. Just write. It’ll work out in the end…or you know, after intense revisions and editing sessions (but that’s not until much later).

I know you will encounter distractions throughout July, but you better reach that 15k word count goal, or in the words of Burton Guster, “we would be having words.” (Not nice ones, fyi.)

You will get through all the distractions and the buckets of tears you’ll be crying. I know it.

Remember this: You can do it! I believe in you.




With love,


p.s. Write to me about your progress. Or send me words of encouragement please?


2 Responses to “SINCERELY, CEE | A letter from yours truly to Cee about Camp NaNoWriMo”

  1. I don’t know who you’re talking about the distractions but they sound really nice ;D

    You can do this!! I’m going to live vicariously through you, WRITE FOR THE BOTH OF US. You know I have your back ;) (and the other 3 people who I shall not name because we know who they are).

    I am excited for the psychological twist thingy you thought up of even though you refuse to tell me but EXCITEMENT. (Also Jimmy Fallon is so on point).

  2. You can do it! It will be an amazing, exhausting experience but you will have your story at the end so worth it! I’m excited that you are doing this, I look forward to your future post on how much progress you made with Camp Nano! :)

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