Monday, October 30, 2017

It’s November Once More

Remember last November? You know what I mean. You promised yourself you’d join NaNoWriMo and write a novel in a month. 50,000 words in 30 days, about 1,700 a day. Piece of cake, right? Then you missed a day so that meant 3,400 words a day then yes u missed a second day.
While I’d never recommend a serious author stop what they are working on to participate, this year I’m actually finishing something up in these last few days of October so November is free for a new project or completing an existing one which is what may actually happen. The hard part for me is to keep moving forward. To write without going back to edit earlier work. It leads to a cleaner first draft but delays the completion of that first draft.
So is anyone on board? Anyone inspired to make November a month of writing?


Charles Gramlich said...

NOvember is always a rough month for me in school so I never would have a chance to take part anyway

G.B. Miller said...

I've always felt that this "contest" is much ado about nothing. I've seen people hyperventilate because they couldn't complete 50k words for a contest that doesn't exist and for an award that doesn't exist.

If you're gonna write a story anyways, why stress out over it?

Liane Spicer said...

I have never been remotely tempted to enter NaNoWriMo. As GB Miller said, why stress out unnecessarily? I've met and bettered their requirements on my own schedule in my own way--quite unintentionally too, which was fun. I'm all about stress reduction, not stress inflation.