Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We are fast approaching an exciting time of year. While the holidays are exciting, they aren't what I am referring to. It's time for the National Novel Writing Month!
Each November hundreds of thousands of writers fuel their imaginations with coffee and attempt to put together a novel of at least 50,000 words in just 30 days. While it is quite an accomplishment to complete your rough draft in that time, it is not impossible. If you break it down, you only need to write 1667 words a day for 30 days. Given that the average typist can type at least 25 words a minute, that translates to only 67 minutes of typing every day.
One of the great things about NaNoWriMo is that while you are writing your own novel, you are not writing alone. You can participate in many events during the month to keep you motivated and cranking out the words. There are virtual write-ins, actual write-ins as well as forums, blogs and various other resources available to the aspiring writer.
This is my second year participating and I am proud to say that I was successful in creating my very first novel last year. Its currently in editing and is titled 'A Quarter Ton to Kona.'
So, why not dust off that idea you've had rolling around your brain for the last however many years and see what you can do?