Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nov 1 - Happy #NaNoWriMo

Happy November :)

For those who don't hear character voices in your head or hoard Diet Coke at writer conferences, the abbreviation in the title, NaNoWriMo, stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is always the month of November, with many people grasping caffeine in their hands, ready to take the challenge.

The challenge? Write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. That equals to about 1800 words per day, or doing massive catch-up on the weekends. There are website trackers to upload your word count, ways to chart/graph it based on regional area. Oh yes, we writers get into it!

Sometimes it helps to know that others are struggling to get the words down on paper, too. Sometimes it helps to have a network, no matter what activity you are doing.

So for all those starting #NaNoWriMo today, may the muse light upon your shoulder and bring you happy and wonderful words :)

As for me, I do intend to participate, but I need to finish an editing project first. So perhaps I will be one of those types who cranks out the words on the weekend, rather than daily. We shall see :)



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