Here we are again: November. And here I go, setting myself another NaNoWriMo challenge.
For those that don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s really international, because it’s an event where writers from around the world commit to writing a novel in the span of one month. To win, you need to write a minimum of 50,000 words.
To some, 50,000 words seems like a lot, but let me put that in perspective for you: Harry Potter and the Phillosopher’s Stone was 76,944 words. When you look at it that way, 50,000 words really isn’t a lot. But writing those precious words into some cohesive form… That’s where the challenge lies.
This will be my third official NaNoWriMo, where I’ve actually signed up to the NaNoWriMo site and have pledged to write a novel. While I was actively writing during the years of 2008 through 2013, I knew nothing about NaNoWriMo until 2014, so any of my works prior to that don’t count in the tally.
Again, I intend to FINISH the first draft of a new novel, perhaps two, depending on how the words flow. I’m looking forward to delving into a new world and sinking my teeth into the grit of the new characters.
We’re not far in, only just started really, but already, I’m off to a good start. Check out my progress so far:
I’ll keep you updated throughout the month on how I’m progressing.
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