It’s that time of year again. National Novel Writing Month. What is that, you ask? I give you this from their website:
National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.
Hundreds of NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.
I’ve done this before with varying degrees of success. I only actually hit the 50,000 word goal once, but the years that I focused on it, I was able to focus on my writing for an entire month. I’m not planning to try for the 50,000 words this year, but I do want to focus on my writing every day this month. This post is a start.
Is anyone trying NaNo this year? What are you doing to focus on your writing for the month of November?