I’ve mentioned National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in a previous post. NaNoWriMo is a mostly-online event in which thousands of writers from around the world use the 30 days in November to pen as much as they can. (50,000 words to be exact, which is the total amount words you need to write to ‘win’ NaNoWriMo in the end.)
It’s been around for a while, and there are those who live by it, and those (likely me) who die by it. (Death by failure and/or humiliation.)
I’m not totally sold on the idea of binge-writing during NaNoWriMo, but I do need to write, a lot, between now and the end of December. And let’s face it, I’m probably not going to write much during Christmas break. Or leading up to Christmas break. Or following Christmas break. So November’s all I got. Maybe this is the perfect time to try something new and out of the box.
I’m not going to aim for 50,000 words. I’m not even going to aim for half that (although I’d be thrilled). But I will sign up, log in to my NaNoWriMo site each day and update my word count, whether I wrote 20 words, 200 words or 2000 words that day. I will contribute to my latest writing project every day. That is my goal. I *may* even blog about it. (Please forgive me.)
There. It’s November 1, the sun isn’t even up yet and I’ve already written a post. Does that count? It must!*
*It does not.