NaNoWriMo Let’s Do It!
This is post 27 for #LivingLovingWriting and today I am super excited to talk about NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month.
Have you ever thought about writing a book? Is it on your bucket list, or have you started one that’s been gently set aside? Well, November is the month to make it all happen.
I know y’all have heard me talk about NaNoWriMo before, but if you’re wondering what exactly it is, I stole this from the front page of their website…
“NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page. NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.
Every story matters. Let’s start writing yours.
Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Oh, and best of all, it’s free!”
That’s right, it’s free.
The goal is 50,000 words in 30 days.
I can tell you that I’ve only won the challenge once since 2013, but every year I dive in with the writing community, announce my project and set out to achieve my goals. If 50,000 seems like a lot to you, lower it, you can set your own pace and it will track daily words needed to complete your goal.
Check out their website to see what it’s all about. www.nanowrimo.org There are community boards, local boards, genres boards, helpful tips boards, everything you can imagine in one place to make this happen.
So as we head into November, if this sounds like something you would like to do, start planning. Who is your hero? What is your logline – a one or two sentence description to sum up your story? Have your thought about scenes? What about the overall arc, how does the story start and where does it end? Also, hop onto Facebook, KA Linde has a NaNoWriMo group and it’s super interactive.
Writing can be a lonely job, but it doesn’t have to be. The knowledge and support you’ll find just from this one organization, it was the starting point for me and one of the best decisions I’ve made on my journey to be an author.
If you have more questions, reach out to me. I’d love to tell you more. So, go sign up! Announce your story. Find me as a buddy – Kathryn Andrews… together, we can do it!