It’s November. Did you join National Writing Novel Month (NaNoWriMo)?

Fellow blogger JoHawk encouraged me to give NaNoWriMo a try, so I joined today. That is the good news. The bad news is that I am already 5,000 words behind schedule!

NaNoWriMo is a free online creative writing program that you join in the month of November to basically push yourself to write your novel. Everyone who joins is attempting to write 50,000 words for a novel. That means 1,666 words a day.

The reason NaNoWriMo is popular is because they have forums where you meet fellow writers. You can connect with buddies, so you encourage each other on a daily basis. They also give advice on character development, plots, endings and more.

It is a bit of a competition. I don’t know much about this as I just joined, but I’ve read that you can upload your novel on a daily basis and/or at the end. Then the novels are judged  and they reveal a winner.

NaNoWriMo has been offering this program for 20 years. There is definitely excitement in trying to push ourselves to a new level. Reach goals, finally finish our novels and make dreams come true.

Ok, I’ve got to go, I am already behind on my word count.

Here is my first sentence, “Isabella’s fiancé proposed. She should have been happy, but the ring was a fake.”

To be continued…

10 thoughts on “It’s November. Did you join National Writing Novel Month (NaNoWriMo)?

  1. Just a clarification on “winning” NaNo. This from the old FAQ page.

    No official prizes are awarded for length, quality, or speed, though self-awarded badges are available on the site. Anyone who reaches the 50,000-word mark is declared a winner.

    You only need to upload the words for validation, it is my understanding that the words are only validated and not saved anywhere. Though, with the new website, I am having a difficult time finding everything.

    I hope you got some writing done today. 😊🖋🖋🖋

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      1. Yes, we are both writing different types of stories – his is more western style and mine is history with an added supernatural element. And it’s more accountability partners than competition.

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      2. He and I read very different things, it makes sense that we would pick different topics. We do tend to compete on who gets their writing done first for the day. I hope your writing is going well! Let’s finish this challenge!!

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