Gosh, I feel like a blogger. I’m getting up early (kind of), writing content, then editing it, and posting that same day. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself with only two posts (if you haven’t read them, you can go check them out here and here). Regardless, I am excited to share some big news with you.
I am participating in National Novel Writing Month for the first time! NaNoWriMO for short, this is a sprint to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Yup, you only get 30 days. If you are a nerd like me, that breaks down to at least 1,666 words per day. Oh boy. . .
To my knowledge, you can write an outline and get as much put together as you care to prepare prior to November 1st. The only exception is you cannot actually write prose for the novel before November 1st. If you are interested in double checking, or just have more questions about NaNoWriMo, the NaNoWriMo FAQ is the place to go.
Why I am putting myself though this trial? Beside the glory of writing a novel in a month, NaNoWriMo is my chance to get back into the habit of focused daily writing. I am not as much worried about word count as I am about making a concentrated daily effort. I am looking for quality and consistency. I want to produce well thought out, compelling prose on a regular basis; hopefully, that becomes a completed story in a month. If I am satisfied with the story, but it ends up only 23,440 words long, then I will still call that a success.
I will try and make some cool chart to show my word-count progress and display it in my Custom Updates. (Not sure what that is? Check out my last post and enjoy. . . or just scroll to the bottom and read the third to last paragraph about Monday Custom Updates.)
Now who wants to join me? Let’s create together! Comment if you are planning on participating, or just want to support me, because that would be great too.