It begins today. November, that is, and Nanowrimo.
It is a sort of frenzy for thousands of writers across the English-speaking world. The goal: 50,000 words in the month of November.
I’ve done it twice. The first time, it turned into The Cannonball Tree, a bookclub fiction novel that’s out on submission this year. The second proper attempt was last year, when I finished a round of murderous edits on The Blue Monsoon. Technically, the nano is supposed to be about writing, but it did a good job helping me beat a 95,000 word draft into submission.
A few rounds later, it turned into the novel published last week, and it already has more than 125 reviews on Goodreads, and a 100 of them are 5 stars.
Nanowrimo gave me the momentum I needed to finish up the edits last year, and I’m hoping for the same magic in 2023. Like with all projects, the trick lies in planning–getting the outline figured out, setting aside time during the day (or night, as the case maybe) and postponing non-essential activities to December.
With life and travel I don’t know if I’ll ace Nanowrimo this year, but I know I’ll be cheering others on, and hopefully finish the round of edits on my next.
What about you? Are you doing the Nanowrimo, or know someone who is?
This is the first Wednesday of the month post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Founded by the Ninja Cap’n Alex J. Cavanaugh, the purpose of the group is to offer a safe space where writers can share their fears and insecurities without being judged.
This is a wonderful group–if you aren’t a part of it, I urge you to join in! The awesome co-hosts for the posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Jean Davis, Lisa Buie Collard, and Diedre Knight!
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