October is almost at an end and just around the corner is November – also known as NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The objective of NaNoWriMo is to write a novel in 30 days. The target is 50,000 words and the emphasis in on quantity over quality.
Each year I ponder the question, is this the year I buckle down and do my NaNoWriMo project?
Each year I find myself thinking, this is not a good time to do it. I have enough on my plate already.
To attain the target of 50,000 words over 30 days I would have to average 1,666 words a day. I have been known to sit down and bang out anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 words in a writing session, but I have not yet reached the point where I will do that consistently over a period of 30 days.
A couple of years ago I challenged myself to write 1,000 words a day for ten consecutive days. I did that to flex my NaNoWriMo writing muscles. They were sore by the end of that ten day period.
Is this the year that I throw caution to the wind and jump into the foray and declare to myself and to the public that I will do it?
Whether I do it this year or not I know one thing. Doing a NaNoWriMo project is one item on my bucket list.
- Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo (rachelleharp.com)
- It’s NaNoWriMo time again – who’s in or chickening out, bwark? (zebedeerox.com)
- Hey, Writers! NaNoWriMo is Back (hcplteenscene.org)
- NaNoWriMo 2012 (cultofajracewood.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo 2012 (xenogirl.com)
- NaNoWriMo 2012 – I’m Doing It! (janetboyer.typepad.com)
- NaNoWriMo – am I crazy? (pigletinportugal.com)