Welcome to the unofficial National Novel Writing Month blog of an aspiring writer.
For those who are unfamiliar with the idea, NaNoWriMo is a challenge where you, the author, write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. The idea is to just write. Don’t edit, don’t rewrite, just get it out on paper. December is for the finishing/editing. I know it sounds daunting, and I saw it as such during my first year, but in the end I found it to be a lot of fun. Granted, the manuscript from last year is still sitting on my desktop, waiting patiently for me to remember its existence.
The point of this blog is to share experiences, stories, and maybe post a webpage or two that happened to catch my eye. It is also a motivator for me, since one of the rules is to tell as many people as possible so you’ll be motivated to pass the 50K word finish line.
What better way to tell people than to write about it on the Internet?
Anyway, right now, since it isn’t November yet, I’ve just been working on chapter outlines, which is permitted. Actual writing has to wait until 12:00 AM, November 1st.
And since I happen to stay up past midnight on an almost daily basis, that won’t be a problem. That was actually a trick that worked very well last year.
So, that’s all for now. Ciao!