It’s the 2nd week of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I am super pumped and motivated to complete the challenge. For those of you who are wondering what it is here’s the brief. The month of November is dedicated in the writing community as THE month to tackle writing a 50,000 word novel within 30 days. That’s right bub, each day completing the appropriate word count of 1,667 to keep a steady flow until the finish line.
I’ve been making major progress, at least for my own writing project, although I know that even as I reach 50,000 words my story will not be finished. I plan to carry on past November until I complete the 30 chapters I have planned in my novel. Currently I am at 12,097 and as it is now the 2nd week of NaNoWriMo I am beginning to feel a little behind. The wear and tear of going through notebooks, filling in notes, and creating a world that I hope you and many others will be able to read very soon!
The first day I sprinted with 4,000+ words and an estimate that if I continued to write that same amount every day I would have finished by November 16. Um no. Not the case, life happened I celebrated a few birthdays and well here I am at 12,097 words.
Every year I miss the challenge and blamed it on not knowing or not taking the time to prepare (there’s the NaNoWriMo camp that takes place during the year) because trust me one simply spits out 4,000 words without a great deal of contemplation and preparation. I have been preparing for the past 4 months and I intend to finish even if I know that I technically won’t be finished at 50,000! I find comfort that there are so many people in on this challenge and authors who encourage us to keep going. I like that it proves that although writing could be described by some as a lonely profession it doesn’t have to be.
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