Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's NaNo Time!

Every year in November, crazies like me participate in National Novel Writing Month.

The challenge: to write 50,000 words (a short novel) in 30 days.

I won't be participating again this year, but it's a challenge that is well worth the effort.

Ever wanted to write that novel but didn't know where to start? Try NaNo. You write about 1,700 words a day and, Voila! You have yourself a first draft.

While NaNoWriMo.org has all the information you need, plus goal-setting applications, be sure to check out what's going on in your area. Quite often, people will be getting together at coffee shops, libraries, bookstores, or churches to write together.

How hard is it? That depends on you. I was able to do NaNo in less than 30 days three years ago. But, I've been writing for a while now. If you're consistent with it, you can get it done. And, even if you don't win the 50,000 word medal, it's still a great exercise to get your creative juices flowing.

So, are you participating in NaNo? If so, have you done it before?

Good luck to all the NaNoers!

Until next time,

Liberty

2 comments:

K.M. Weiland said...

No NaNo for me - as always. Honestly, I can't ever see myself tackling it. I think it's a great idea for some writers, but it just doesn't fit my style or needs. Still, I love the whole idea of it and wish luck to everyone participating this year!

Liberty Speidel said...

I'm nearly 50,000 into my current WIP, and with two kids under 4, it'd be difficult to be consistent even for a month! So, I hear you, K.M. :) Last time I did it, I found out 10 days later that I was pregnant with #2 child!

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