Wednesday, October 23, 2019

To NaNo or not to NaNo

I've been debating whether or not to do NaNo this year, going back and forth like crazy, wondering if it will get me back into writing mode. And I finally decided today that I'm going to do it. I need to do it.

For those of you who have never heard of National Novel Writing Month, it's an online community that in the month of November commits to writing 50,000 words of a novel. That works out to 1,667 words per day in a month that includes Thanksgiving. I've tried it a few times in the past but never made it to 50k.

All that matters is word count - no editing or rewriting, no worrying about how it comes out. Just write. Just get the words down and worry about fixing it later. It's basically a month-long writing sprint.

Here's some NaNo advice and freebies and 30 tips for doing NaNo. These articles are what finally pushed me to go for it.

If you've ever considered trying to write a novel (even if you don't consider yourself a writer) NaNo is a great way to give it a shot.

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