Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Come with me on an incredible journey...NaNoWriMo

I have not written new material besides these blogs since 2013. So when a best friend from college emailed me and suggested we do NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month. I ignored the suggested. Then I let it plant the seed and then I let it have just a little water just enough to not die before November 1 when the "competition" with yourself begins.

The link here: Will lead you through a great tracking system of how much you write every day. Writers or at least all I have come across love the thrill of the word count. The NaNoWriMo website helps track and motivate you to write day and write to your goal-- which is to complete an whole novel in a month. Which sounds overwhelming but when broken up into 30 days is achievable. The last one I did I wrote 68k words in a month. You are not supposed to edit. Just write. Pretty simple.

Here is a quick blurb from their site:
"National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel."