For those of you who don't already know, Nanowrimo, that is National Novel Writing Month, is an annual challenge to write 50,000 words of fiction in one 30 day month. Originally only in November, the Camp Nanowrimo program has spread the event to June and August as well. To give the participants a little more motivation, Angrykittykj came up with the great idea of having badges for the participants in Camp Nanowrimo to earn through achievements in writing and participation in the Nanowrimo community. This site is to serve as a place for anyone who would like to earn these badges to view the current list, get images of the badges they've earned, share with everyone when they have earned one, and get any questions or ideas they might have about the badges answered. I hope you enjoy. :)


On these pages you will find details and rules for what exactly needs to be done in order to earn each of the badges developed and compiled by the lovely people on the Nanowrimo forums, but to use a famous quote, they're more like guidelines than actual rules. They are for people who like to know exactly what is needed and when, people like me who like to have rules to follow for things like this. If this is not you, then don't worry about them. Like the actual Nanowrimo event, these badges are a matter of personal accomplishment, and if you do not need to follow the rules I typed up in order to feel accomplished, then feel free to interpret the badges as you see best. There are a few places in here where it is implied that not doing things according to what's written there is cheating. I can assure you that this is due entirely to laziness on my part, specifically being too lazy to think of a better way of putting it. If you feel like you deserve the badges you award yourself, then you do. The only way you can possibly cheat here is if you feel like you are cheating yourself. Just like the wonderful Office of Letters and Light, we not only accept rebels here, we encourage them. Seriously, we even have a few badges just for you guys.

Goed Begonnen

The first half of the saying "Well begun is half done" (in Dutch), you earn this badge by beginning to write your story. It only takes one word, which may make it sound easy, but it's further than many aspiring authors ever make it. That first sentence can be the hardest to earn, so you deserve to be recognized. This badge can be earned at any time over the course of one event (June, August, or November), with or without other achievements.

Thank you to Clixe for proposing this idea.
Original image by me.
New image by Mayasennara


  1. Here we go, here we go, here we go!

    First badge earned. On to the next...

  2. Hurray! Badge nabbed!! :) Onwards and upwards!!!

  3. First day ever and first badge :) (Ok I've got more but this is of course the first badge that I would have achieved)

    1. And I've realised I should have been linking it to my camp account ( will do so from now.

  4. It was 10 minutes after midnight on the first of June when I was awarded with this - and went off to bed straight after :)

  5. The easiest badge ever earned, might actually be my first one too. :)

  6. I'm a little late at saying which badges I've earned but I earned this one on the first day!

  7. Got it! My username is StrawberryAutopsy on the NaNo Website. Be sure to check out our nano tinychat (!

  8. Got it!

    711 Words in my midnight word war!

  9. Got it!!! Woot woot!

  10. Got it at the begining of the month.

  11. Camp NaNo, April 2014, here I come! Got my first 600 words down before noon, hoping to have the remaining thousand written by teatime. It would be nice to get double or nothing, too, if my muse doesn't seize up.