So I promised to explain NaNo in a future post, and here we are. NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, takes place every year in November. It is a challenge to write 50000 words in 30 days. That’s 1667 words per day, for 30 days. It’s actually not that bad if you can keep up, but life usually gets in the way, and then you have to catch up.
I have participated in NaNo for 2 years now, and I am looking forward to my 3rd NaNo this year. In 2007, I was still a student, and I hadn’t planned anything, and wrote a disappointing 4500 words. I know, it’s pretty pathetic. In 2008, thanks to outlining and a wonderful group of local participants, I actually reached my goal. I even finished a whole day early, which is quite impressive when you consider that I was only at like 28000 words on the 24th.
I’m already looking forward to November! I’m thinking of continuing my NaNo from last year, which is exciting. I haven’t even looked at it since last November, so I’ll definitely need to re-read it and finish outlining in order to pick up where I left off.
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