I didn’t realize that the novel I have been working on is actually fitting in to one of the four annual National Novel Writing Months (NaNoWriMo) per year (in the old days (2008?) it was only November). Our friend Gabrielle Massman explains how you can use July’s Camp NaNoWriMo to use your summer time to achieve some writing goals.
I have talk frequently about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, on this blog, and I have even posted about it in the past. Well, it is time for Camp NaNoWriMo again, and here is my annual (or perhaps bi-annual) post telling you about my novel, plan, and goals and inviting you to join me!
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an online community that attempts to write a novel in a single month—or at least, write a significant part of a novel in a month. I am of the group that has never been able to write a whole novel in a month. The typical goal is to write 50,000 words in a month, but participants can have goals ranging from 10,000 to 200,000 words. To write 50,000 words in a month, participants try to write 1,667 words a day. National Novel Writing Month started with just the month of…
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I cannot tell you how many years I’ve thought about doing NaNoWriMo, but guess how many I’ve succeeded?? Zero. And by succeed, I mean start at all. haha Maybe this year. Or next. 😉
(PS This is my new blog addy–should be connected to the gravatar.)
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You can do NaNo in your own way. I wrote 25,000 words in July, 5,000 in August, and 8,000 since. The key is, as you point out, starting, and then having some kind of pattern, even if it is just 1500 words every other day. Or less.