Nanowrimo…It’s on! (soon)
Well we are mere days away from the annual writing excercise the a lot of writers both wait for with eager anticipation and dread of agonizing writing sessions where the words fight you every step of the way.
National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo.
30 days. 50,000 words. It’s a thrill and a half for writers everywhere…and I’m going to take a crack at it again this year.
If you’ve followed my recent posts, you know I’ve been struggling available time to write. Period. It would seem like I would be adding insult to injury by forcing myself to come with at least 1667 words a day when I haven’t been able muster a couple of hundred. The point of the exercise is to get the writer to write – which is what I need to be doing.
The winning NaNo is one of the biggest thrills I’ve had since I started writing seriously. It was hard. It was frustrating. But having that hard deadline that means something helps tremendously. After I won in ’08, I went on a writing tear for a few months. I was at the keyboard, routinely hitting my 1500 words per session.
So with time being such a problem, how can I possibly hope to meet this goal this year? Well, this very post indicates one way. I’m writing this on wordpress 1.5 on my phone. I’m at the fair, watching my daughter and her friend ride the rides and during that time I’ve composed nearly 250 words. The way to accomplish this is to write something during any scrap of free time that comes available.
I don’t think I have a story idea that could generate 50K words on its own, but if I crank out a couple of novellas: mission accomplished.
So stay tuned for updates and check out http://www.nanowrimo.org
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