It’s almost November and that means NaNoWriMo is coming! What is NaNoWriMo? For those who don’t know…
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. [NaNoWriMo]
I’ve already participated in NaNoWriMo twice in 2014 (under a pseudonym) and succeeded both times. I’m totally capable of writing 1667+ words per day (I do that already) and I love the focus, motivation, and community that NaNoWriMo provides.
[Side note: I understand that not everyone likes the idea of writing 50,000 words in a month, but just like most things what might not work for one person can be perfect for others. So nay-sayers and party-poopers, please don’t snark at me or rain on my writing parade.]
Are you signed up and wanna be my NaNoWriMo friend (or just want to be nosy and see how I’m doing ;P)? You can find me here: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/desiree-o
If you want to participate, here are some links that may be of interest including some tips to help you prep, keep going, and succeed:
- NaNo Prep
- 5 Tips for NaNoWriMo from Denise Jaden, Professional Wrimo
- NaNo Coach: What’s In Your NaNo Emergency Kit?
- How Do You Win NaNoWriMo? These 10 Authors Succeeded, So Steal Their Tips
- 14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo
- The Serious Novelist’s Guide to NaNoWriMo
- 4 Reasons You Should Do NaNoWriMo … and 4 Reasons You Shouldn’t
- 12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo
- 12 Thoughts On NaNoWriMo
Or you could go with the one I’ll be using (it’s not necessarily for 2015, but I like the motivational message)…