NaNoWriMo Challenge!

November 3, 2009 in Novel, On Writing by pacejmiller


NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) has arrived.  For those who aren’t sure of what this entails, check out this link here.  Essentially, it involves writing a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.  Sounds daunting, but when you break it down, that’s just 1,667 words a day.  Actually, that sounds like a lot.  Way more than what I’ve been doing on my debut masterpiece, my WIP fantasy novel!

Despite its name, NaNoWriMo has very much become an international event.  I have never entered NaNoWriMo before, and I chickened out again this year.  Well, not really.  I kind of just forgot. 

Nevertheless, I have given myself a NaNoWriMo challenge this month.  To be in the spirit of the whole thing, I am going to try and write 50,000 words on my novel in the month of November!  Feels like mission impossible at this stage especially with the way work has been lately, and given that it’s taken me about a year to write about 140,000 words…but right now I need any excuse to keep things moving or I’d never finish that dreaded first draft!

I’m already quite behind, having only hand written some crap on the train the last couple of days, so I better start moving.  Word count updates to be posted every now and then (especially if it’s going well)!