Are you planning to be part of NaNoWriMo? For those who don’t know, that stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is in November, and it celebrates the amazing amount of literary talent out there, waiting to be discovered. There is an official site (nanowrimo.org) which has so many helpful tips you’ll be overwhelmed!
I took part last year. The official goal is 50,000 words. I came it around 35K, which I was very proud of. Since then I’ve hit my 50 thousand, but my book is still not done. This year I’m unofficially joining in with the goal of finishing my stinking book! I almost don’t care if it’s good, I just want it to be done! After all, that’s what rewrites are for.
Now is the time to prepare. If you are a planner, start with your outline, your character descriptions, your research, and get it all underway now. If you’re more of a pantser, plan by clearing your schedule for next month. Make a writing playlist, stock the freezer with meals and the cupboard with snacks, and tell everyone that you won’t be around much next month.
Anyway, I’d love to know who else is joining in the fun. Let me know in the comments if you will be signing up, what genre your book is, and title if you have one. Then we’ll be writing buddies. My book is an adult thriller and I know I can finish next month.