I wanted to talk (a little late) about NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don’t know what it is, I’ll explain.
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. NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.”
Read: Highly nerve-wracking 30 days in which overachievers write an enormous amount of nonsense at a ridiculous speed during a month that includes a rather already stressful holiday.
I know it sounds like a lot. That’s because it is. I for one can barely get 3000 words out per week. That only adds up to about 12k words in a month. Of course I aim higher but, let’s face it, I have a full time job, kids, and I also facilitate a book club so I have to read that book instead of write my own. So do many others. However, I do know that many people participate in this contest just because they love to write… and maybe because they’re a little crazy. But I digress.
Here is the official website where you can sign up to do it. Of course, you can write whenever the hell you want like I do: http://nanowrimo.org/
Having writing goals are important. Loads of people start a novel or start writing only to let it go by the wayside. Yes, there are millions of books and authors now – thanks to technology – but that doesn’t mean you can’t write the story you want to read, right?
So write! Every day! You can’t write The End until you write Chapter One.
I’ve included a video below of a song that will definitely go into the playlist for my next book in the trilogy: The Scarlet Cord. Have a great day!