Wednesday, November 6, 2013
National Novel Writing Month, most commonly known as NaNoWriMo, is a 30 day challenge for the month of November. The challenge is to, basically, write a whole novel in just one month. You make a word count goal (or just go with 50,000, which is what they suggest) and you try to reach it before December 1st!
You may be asking:
Why would anyone wish such madness on themselves?
Because, we writers are mad. We're all mad here.
Nevertheless, this is my first time participating...and what a challenge it has been! Sadly, I have not reached my goal each day and it was getting very discouraging. I still feel like kicking myself when I look at the pitiful amount of words I've written.
But you know what? It doesn't matter, Hatter. (Sorry, couldn't help it...)
Even if I don't "win" NaNo this year, I will be further with my novel than I would have been if I hadn't participated, and I'll know more tips and tricks for next time. Yes, rest assured, I will be doing NaNo every year from now on! Unless, of course, something so terrible like a death or a massive hurricane prevented me. Even so, I would still write, because that's what we do here: WRITE.
If any of you, my little blogglings, are doing NaNo this month - let me know! We can be buddies :D
Well, that is if you want me for a buddy. I won't mind if you don't...
My NaNo Account