NaNoWriMo is here! November 1, 2017 marks the first day of this year’s National Novel Writing Month, affectionately called NaNoWriMo. This writing challenge has been going on for over 10 years. The goal is to write a novel in a month, it’s broken down to 50,000 words from November 1 – 30. That’s roughly 1,600-1,700 words per day. There are many winners, since all you have to do to win is complete the 50,000 word count! You can do it! I can do it! We can do it! I’ll update this page with more information soon, including a link to the official website and more.
A couple years ago I fancied myself jumping in but I fell off. This year I’ve officially signed up and am participating. I’m working on a novel I’ve already been working on (previous word counts don’t count) but could really use some more focus on my part. I have a couple goals for this project – besides the 50,000 words; to get a better grasp/understanding of my writing and where I want to go with it. To have a complete first draft (that’s the 50,000). I want to test and challenge myself and my commitment to my writing.
I’m very excited to see where this goes. It’s not going to be a walk in the park but a lot of the best stuff in life isn’t. I’ll update this page as the days go on and create more posts related to NaNoWriMo. If you want to join, do it! It’s open to everyone and is free though donations are welcome; they’ve raised over $600,000 already! There are some prizes available to chosen winners as well as discounts on software like Scrivener. Scrivener is a comprehensive writing software that’s great for writing books, screenplays, and more. I’ll come back to this subject as well.
Follow me to learn more and see how my journey’s going. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year please feel free to reach out. Tomorrow marks the start so get ready!!!!!!!!!!!
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I’ve written the following posts since NaNoWriMo 2017 began, stay tuned for more!
P.S. In case you don’t already know the widgets on this page – right down there and up at the top – will update themselves, at least they should, as I update my word count on National Novel Writing Month website.