It’s that time of the year, time for NaNoWriMo! For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month,” and more than that, NaNoWriMo is when millions of writers commit themselves to trying to write 50,000 words of a novel in the single month of November. In fact, it’s an actual thing you can sign up for online at nanowrimo.org.
As I’ve looked into it, NaNo has a huge community of writers and authors. NaNo even has an event called “The Night of Writing Dangerously” that NaNo participants may attend. This is six hours of writing along with dinner and drinks, held in a ballroom of San Francisco and scheduled around mid-November. The Night of Writing Dangerously is a way for writers to all come together and have a fun time while being able to catch up on word count. To attend, you must raise at least $300 dollars for the non-profit side of NaNo, and only then are you allowed to reserve a spot.
I have not taken part of NaNo before, but seeing I’ve started working on the rough draft of my latest novel in September, my goal for the month of November is to write a thousand words everyday. This would mean writing another 30,000 words by the end of the month. While it is not 50,000, I still believe it to be a great goal to try and strive for.
No matter if you do or don’t do NaNoWriMo, for some people the idea of a month dedicated to writing a novel is a strong motivator.
What are your plans this November?