NaNoWriMo begins today! Have you started writing your novel?
It’s that time of year when writers take up the challenge to write a novel as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). From Sunday, November 1 until 11:59:59 on Monday, November 30, all budding writers are encouraged to tackle writing a novel (50,000 words minimum or approximately 175 pages). The rough breakdown is to write approximately 1,660 words a day. That’s like 2-3 single-spaced pages daily. Surely that can’t be so hard, right?
With a mere 30 days, the idea is to write, write, write. No worries about quality, revision, or advanced plotting. Get the words on the page, and get the story done however it turns out. There’s even a website for participants to join with other writers for encouragement or commiseration. Check out the official site at: nanowrimo.org. I’m a Municipal Liaison (ML) for the Syracuse region this year, so I hope to see you all on the local forum there.
This year, I intend to work on the sixth novel in my Syracuse mystery series. It’s tentatively titled, Cover Her Face. I know that’s been used before, but it works for the time being. I hope–keyword: HOPE–to accomplish my goal of getting the first draft of this story completed by month’s end. Along with that, I plan to blog weekly about the story’s progress. Perhaps that will serve as incentive to keep me on target.
Do you plan to participate this year? If so, what is your story?
Let the writing begin…