Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Crazy Days

Happy November, folks! Halloween has come and gone, and do you know what that means? It's National Novel Writing Month again! (Or NaNoWriMo, for those of you who've heard of this before!)

What is National Novel Writing Month? Well. It's this crazy thing some of us who like to write do. It takes up the whole month of November—all 30 days. And in 30 days, we aim to write 50,000 words. A novel!

It's a lot of fun. It may sound impossible to write so much in a mere 30 days, but I'm here to tell you it IS possible! I'm a NaNo veteran and I've made it to the finish line on more than one occasion!

The idea of National Novel Writing Month is to just write your novel—don't edit, don't think too hard about it. Just let the words come. And come. And come. There's plenty of time to rewrite and change and add and take away in December. Look at it this way—you can't edit anything if you don't write anything to begin with!

Are any of you guys taking on NaNoWriMo this year? I am!

Considered it, but decided against it because you don't have a plan or plot outlined? Reconsider! I don't have a plan or plot outlined, either. And if you'd like a Writing Buddy, feel free to add me over at NaNoWriMo.org!

It's free to sign up, and there is absolutely no penalty if you don't reach 50k. There's no way to LOSE at NaNoWriMo. And even if you only write 5,000 words, that's 5,000 you didn't have before!

Interested? Head over to NaNoWriMo's website and learn more! You can also check them out on Twitter and Facebook! And be sure to stockpile lots of coffee and snacks—there will likely be late nights of writing furiously involved.

NaNoWriMo starts today, but don't worry—there's still plenty of time to get started!

So, who's joining in this year? If you are—do you have a plan? Or are you winging it like me?


Debbie said...

It's my first time and am currently at 1811 words. Am writing a supernatural novel for young adults called The Junk Room. I did a lot of planning in October which seems to be helping, so far.

All the best with your NaNo.

Sarah said...

How fun! I like your title. I wish I had done some planning, I'm currently stalled with hardly anything because I'm not sure what I want to write. Oops!

Welcome to NaNo and I hope you have a great 30 days of writing furiously. :D

Anonymous said...

My current book, Alias
Thomas A. Katt, was published a month ago and it was my 2009 NANO project.
Took another year to rewrite and polish but it would not have been completed without Nano.

Suggestion. If you hit a wall plot-wise, then put in your 2,000 words in a character study, just top of the head writing creating the character in depth. You'll be surprised how that helps.
Bob, and a fellow Aggie

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It's been quite a while since your last post. I hope you're doing great and hopefully, your 50,000 word goal will be of great success!