Let’s face it. 2020 has sucked the big one. As slow as this year has been, here we are facing November dead on. And that means National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo (Nah-No-Rye-Mo) for short.
What is NaNoWriMo?
To quote their site, it’s 30 days of literary abandon. Basically, you write a new 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Or roughly 1,667 words a day.
What do you win?
A brand new novel. You win the joy of knowing you accomplished something amazing.
Wow, sounds crazy, who would do something like this?
Thousands of people, including me. (duh, that’s why you’re reading a blog post about NaNoWriMo on my site) It’s fun. There are people from all over the world who participate in this event. When you join the challenge on the website you will be able to chat with others in your area who are participating right along with you.
Okay, so what if I don’t complete my 50k words?
That’s perfectly okay. I’ve been involved for about 15 years and I haven’t won every year. Some years I don’t even make it past the 10k mark. And that’s fine.
I recommend you go sign up at their site and check it out. It’s free to join. There is 0 pressure to do anything. They offer tons of writer’s resources to help you get started and keep you going through the month. And who knows, maybe you’ll discover you like it.
If you decide it’s not for you then at the very least stick around and watch my progress. Even cheer me on if you’d like!