Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Have you always wanted to write a book?

In case you don't know, National Novel Writing Month, (NaNoWriMo for short or just NaNo for even shorter) is almost upon us.

Since they explain it better than I ever could, here's the description from the NaNoWriMo 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."

I know, I know, it sounds intimidating...and to be honest it is quite the challenge, but it's not impossible. If you don't believe me, check out this list of best sellers that got their start as NaNo novels.
This year I'm going to try something different and I'm going to attend some in-person NaNo meetings/write-ins and I'll be sure to report in on what they're like and report in on my weekly word count progress. 
Tell me Killer Friends:  
Are you one of those people who say "I always wanted to write a book"?
Have you been a NaNoWriMo participant in the past?
Will you be NaNo-ing this year?


B.E. Sanderson said...

I've loved NaNo - if only because it showed me what I could really accomplish if I set my mind to it. 50K words in 30 days is no small feat. How awesome that you're getting to attend some of the in-person events. I hope you have loads of fun and meet a bunch of really cool people.

I won't be doing NaNo, per se. I do have work that needs to be done and I'm hoping it will be done by the end of November, but I'm trying not to put pressure on myself right now. Pressure makes diamonds, I know, but I was turning into a flattened lump of coal. LOL

Good luck with your NaNo project! I'll be rooting for you from over here. :waves pompoms:

Karyn Good said...

Good luck come November! I think NaNo is probably something every writer should try once. It's quite the intense experience. EXPOSED started as a NaNo project, but gosh it was a mess. If I tried it again I would definitely do things differently.