50,000 words in one month

Hi Everyone, I’m sharing this from my creative writing blog. I signed up for NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month! Read all about it here:

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On November 1, I’m going to get up early and type 1667 words and I’m going to do that every day for 30 days until I reach 50,000 words. You might already know what I’m talking about, but in case you don’t, I’ve signed up for the National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every year during the month of November. You can learn more about NaNoWriMo here.

This is my first time participating officially online. I’m excited, but a little unsure how I’m going to carve out the time. I figure once I get started, I’ll build some momentum and be able to keep those words flowing.

I’ve also signed up for a NaNoWriMo 101 Zoom class at our library, to help me prepare. I haven’t decided how much of a pantser I’m going to be, probably 100%! The website has lots of resources, pep talks, benchmarks…

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14 thoughts on “50,000 words in one month

  1. Yay, Barb! I’m a big believer in NaNoWriMo, and am doing it again this year, so I’ll be tapping away at my keyboard every chance I get too. It’ll be my fourth time — and I’ve got 2 complete novels and another manuscript that never quite came together but has lots of raw material in it. What I like about NaNo is that it forces me to stop editing myself as I write and just get words on the page. This time I’m pretty planned, with a book map and notes, but I’m fully expecting things to go off the rails as I draft. Part of the adventure. You can TOTALLY do this — once you get going, you’ll be surprised how many words you can knock out in an hour!

  2. Every November I get tempted, but since publishing my memoir last year, deadlines like this scare me. You are the Little Engine that Could, so I’m behind you 100% – all the best!

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