November is National Novel Writing Month and it’s coming soon. During the month of November registered authors are challenged to write 50,000 words. Yes 50,000 words in just 30 days. The rules are simple – write, write and write. I heard about this challenge in November last year so it was too late for me to take part. This year I am taking on this challenge. Can I write 50,000 words in just 30 days? That’s over 1,200 words a day. As a mentioned in an earlier blog, I’ve written an outline of over 12,000 words and I have been known to write 1,000 words in a single sitting.
So I registered for this Year’s challenge and will be facing the keyboard on November 1st. I figure that I should be able to write little on my commute to and from work as well during my lunch hour. If I get 500 words done during the day, the other 700 words can be done in the evening. Half of the challenge is scheduling. Finding the time. With work and household chores it will be a challenge within a challenge.
How NaNoWriMo Works
I’ve read the details on the website and now I look forward to starting. Starting on November 1 authors will be able to log on to the website and start updating their word count (unofficially). On November 25 authors can upload their stories and the NaNoWriMo ‘bots will count the words and officially register your word count. Stories must be uploaded and counted before midnight (local time) on November 30 to be counted as official. When finished the author will have the first draft of a 200+ page novel.
In 2010, a total of 200,500 people took the challenge and 37,500 registered completion. Hopefully, this year mine will be one of the completed novels. There’s no time to edit or rewrite. There’s just time to write. If your an author I suggest you visit the NaNoWriMo website and register for the challenge!!
See ya next time,