So we are between a third and halfway through National Novel Writing Month. I am behind, which I expected. But I am now taking my week of vacation, so I hope to be able to catch up among other things.
I will admit I have been getting up a little early to squeeze in a few words most mornings, which if I did this regularly, I could probably write year round. It’s a habit I need to build because I love writing. It’s fun, relaxing and just a part of me.
This last week, my husband has been exceptionally helpful around the house, so that makes my life easier too. I’ve crossed the 3k mark on my NaNo novel, which was a random idea I did for one of the Sunday Flash Fiction Challenges from Absolute Write. Best place on the interwebs evah!
I am looking forward to doing this though, so I am going to keep trucking along.
November hallmarks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo or NaNo), where writers attempt to complete a 50,000 word manuscript in one month. That averages out to 1,667 words a day.
The purpose is to get those writers who might be hindered by their inner editor or who have never written novel length before to just let loose, get the words on the page and worry about the rest of it later.
As someone who has been a part of a writing community for nearly a decade, I can say that there will always be revisions, so just getting it down on the page is an important first step.
Some writers use NaNo to write something vastly different than they normally would.
Unfortunately, as much as I love NaNo, I’ve yet to complete a year. Something I want to remedy this year.
So march onward writers and write many words!