National Novel Writing Month is next month!


I’ve participated every year in NaNoWriMo, but I’ve only completed it twice.  Mostly I use it as a way to encourage me to write daily again. To force myself into a pattern. This will last for a few months afterward, until life disrupts my patterns and I have to start all over again. A never-ending cycle really, but either way, NaNoWriMo definitely helps me get my writing back on track.

October is a great month for the planning of that challenge, to really plot out my ideas and develop my character’s back stories, so it’s all fresh in my mind for when the writing starts on November 1st. So for all my friends and fellow writers out there, if you wish to join my endeavor, post a comment on this blogpost! Let’s talk about our ideas.

For me, writing is my career, and yes, it hasn’t given me much income yet, but that’s not the point.  Writing is the point, and even if my story for NaNoWriMo is a dud, the act of writing it has helped me improve. Helped me to see areas where I’m doing pretty good, and areas where I need some major improvements.  It’s not enough to envision your stories and think about how you’ll write it. You can only achieve your dreams by doing it, no matter how hard life gets.  So this is a post to remind myself that I need to jumpstart my creativity and shift into gear. November is coming, and I want to be prepared.

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4 comments

  1. I’d love to do NaNo this year, but I told myself I wouldn’t start a new novel until I’ve finished editing the last one (a slow, slow process). Good luck next month!

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    • Thank you! You could always try writing short stories during that month. I’ve done that before — attempted to write a bunch of short stories that when you added up the word count, you got 50,000 words. Mostly as a way to keep writing even while I was up to my ears in edits on my novel.

      Either way, good luck on your edits!

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  2. Good luck with NaNo. This is my first year, but I just can’t wait to get started. I look forward to reading about your progress on planning and during November.

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  3. Go Amber.

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