An official NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo goal is associated with the relevant event, and will be eligible for winner goodies!
An independent goal has some flexibility: your word count goal might be different from 50,000 words, or you might have a timeline that last longer than a month. Note that independent goals are not eligible for winner goodies.
To associate your goal with NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo:
- Click “My NaNoWriMo” in the main navigation bar at the top of the screen, and click “Projects” in the dropdown that opens up.
- Find your project and click the “Create a new goal” button.
- Then, in the pop-up box that opens up, make sure you click the checkbox in the upper left corner that says “Associate with a NaNoWriMo event."
- Check to make sure a little Viking helmet or tent appears next to your title. Once it does, you're all set to officially participate in NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo!
If you want to start a brand new project and goal, go here (you have to be signed in first) and then fill out all the details. If you want this new goal to be an official one, please make sure to click the blue checkmark next to "Associate with a NaNoWriMo event (optional)" and then choose the relevant challenge.