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.

Iron Fingertips

Your fingers will need to be even tougher than bronze to earn this badge. It requires a total of 10,000 words written in any one day of the event, but cannot be earned in the same day as Bronze Fingertips, or on one of the days counted for Weekend Breaker, as 5,000 words have to be written for 10,000 to be written in one day, and 10000 words must be written on way day for a total of 20,000 to be reached in two days.. Any other badge, including Got My Priorities Straight, can be earned at the same time, but are not needed. Got My Priorities Straight can be earned at the same time because writing all day does not guarantee 10,000 words and writing 10,000 words does not guarantee writing all day.

Idea by Red Queen. Image by me. Another image by Mayasennara.


  1. Badge earned (on 1 June)! I was aiming for Weekend Breaker, but it didn't happen.

  2. I got this one, just today!

  3. Got this one on Saturday! :D (just barely) :P