Next month is November. You know what that means, right?
National Novel Writing Month of course!
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is dedicated to writing with no inhibitions, letting whatever story that’s inside you out, and worrying about editing, perfection, and publishability at the end. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
I started a novel last year, got to 22,000 words before work sent me down in flames with my book unfinished. However, it’s been a year, I’ve had a novel idea bouncing around in my head for a few months, and November is the best time to start writing it. At about 1600 words every single day; 50,000 words is attainable. It just takes some dedication, sweat, tears, and possibly loss of sleep. But we’ll try to avoid that one.
This year, I’m planning on writing the novel idea that I put down here a few months ago. It has a slight supernatural element, some suspense (hopefully), some fight/chase scenes, and general mayhem, half of it set in the late 1920s, half of it set more in the present. In the next couple of weeks, I’m going to begin outlining the exact plot points and story events, and hopefully get more of a direction than a half-remembered dream and an already-written first paragraph, that hasn’t really gone anywhere in a couple of months.
Are any of you participating in NaNoWriMo? What are you going to write about? Let me know if you’d like to be writing buddies!
Visit nanowrimo.org for more information.