Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

Get Ready for NaNoWriMo!

keyboard and coffeeNovember is National Novel Writing Month, better known as  NaNoWriMo. The goal is to quick draft 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days, which comes out to about 1,667 words a day. That’s roughly two hours of writing per day, if you don’t stop and edit your work. NaNoWriMo is about unleashing your muse, hammering out a manuscript, and giving your internal editor a month’s vacation.

To maximize writing time during NaNoWriMo, it’s best to do some prep work. The organization’s website has got some great tools for planning your novel. Other sites offer tips for establishing good writing habits and increasing your productivity.

This year, since I’m currently writing novellas, my goal is to complete two 25,000-word novellas in November. Will I make it? Time will tell.

Whether you’re already writing fiction or have always wanted to, NaNoWriMo is a good way to set a challenging but achievable goal, and create a first draft that you can mold from raw clay into a masterpiece. Why not give it a try?

What are your plans for NaNoWriMo?

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