Greetings My Lovelies!
For years I’ve heard and seen people talk about NaNoWriMo, which stands for National November Writing Month. The basic premise of this event is for you to pump out a 50k word story in 30 days. I’ve never worried about it because that seemed like an awful amount of work that I wasn’t sure if I was ready to tackle. But this year I decided to give it a go. I mean what’s the worse that can happen? My writing has been pretty much non-existent lately so I’m hoping that this will help kick my butt into gear and get me back into the habit or writing a little bit each day.
So here’s what I’ve learned so far.
Setting up is pretty easy. It’s free! The daily goal is 1667 words a day. But there a ton of resources to help you. There are forums for any and all topics to help you if you get stuck. They also have this nifty thing called Word Sprints which is basically a timer that you set and try to punch out as many words as you can within that time frame. When racing against the clock, you don’t have time to worry over every single word. Using sprints is a great way to really hit the word count. You can also join up with your region and gain access to write ins around you. Write ins are exactly what they sound like. People participating in NaNoWriMo meet up and write together. It’s a great way to meet your fellow writers. The region I’m in has their own open chat room where you can join in on word sprints or ask questions and get help in real time.
It’s only four days into it but I’m going pretty strong. I just attended my 1st write in it was nice to meet writers near me. At the end of the month I’ll check back in with you guys and let you know what pros and cons I discovered during this process.
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