November 1st is tomorrow and everyone in the writing community knows what that means. It’s time for National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo!
Or for anyone who has ever participated in NaNoWriMo before:
Okay, I might be in the minority with that last gif. The purpose of NaNoWriMo is to write a book in the month of November. You have 30 days to write 50,000 words. For anyone with a slow-as-molasses writing process like myself, writing a 50,000 words in a month is a hellacious task. I’ve been a NaNo participant since 2008 and I have yet to win. It seems like the universe always has other plans for me during the month of November that leaves me unable to finish my manuscript. However, this year I plan on winning. BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!
For the first time, I have a pretty solid idea for my NaNovel. I’ve taken the steps to bother all my writer homies with it to see if it could make for an interesting story. This is a thing that I have to do because my ideas can be a little out there sometimes. So far, everyone seems to be digging the premise and I’ve received several thumbs up. Soooooo…… I’m ready! I’m actually pretty excited about this story and look forward to writing it. I plan on utilizing word wars and sprints to meet the daily word goal as well as establishing a set time to write. I’m also interested in going to a few of the write-ins in my neighborhood. I hope these strategies are beneficial so that I can be a NaNo Victor.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If so, what tips and tricks do you plan on using to win?