What is NaNoWriMo?
It stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is where you set a goal of writing 50k words for a story in November. The purpose of this is to encourage everyone to write a novel and the fact that everyone can write a book. It just takes time and commitment.
In order to make the words, you will have to write 1667 words per day.
In 30 days, you will have a novel.
I have participated in this for the last 3 years in a row, and so far, I have been successful.
Of course, anyone reading this who knows how much I write is probably asking, “How is this a challenge for you?”
Simple. I plan to do a Double NaNo. This is where I write 100k words instead of only 50k. Where you will only have to write 1667 words a day, I will have to write 3334 words per day. My current average is 1400 words a day. I will have to write an additional 2000 words a day to make my goal.
Do I think that I can do this?
Hell no. I suspect that one of four things will happen.
- I will burn out and write 20k words. I am doing school at the same time.
- I will make my current monthly average of 42k, and that will be that.
- I will manage to write 50k and not a word more.
- I will manage 75k.
I’m leaning towards number four.
If you take up this challenge, what do you do?
The first thing to do is to https://www.nanowrimo.org/ and sign up.
Second, you can pre-plan your novel. Prep characters, outline, draw maps. The 50k (or 100k for me) doesn’t include preplanning. It only matters about the story and nothing more, nothing less.
To close out this post.
I don’t think that anyone reading this will take me up on the challenge.
Whose here is going to prove me wrong?
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