I’m a little late on this one, but I’m curious how many of you are participating in “National Novel Writing Month.” I’ve actually never done so, but have had several students who have. Here’s the basic idea, if you’re unfamiliar with it: The month of November is dedicated to writing 50,000 words of fiction. If you break that down, you’re looking at nearly 1,700 words per day. Seems rather unattainable at time. I’ve written 1,700 words in a day before, but not for 30 days straight.

How has your experience with NaNoWriMo been? Have you come up with decent prose, or do you struggle to turn out inspired writing when on such a crazy deadline? I’d be inclined to think that, even if most of the 50,000 words would be rushed, some of it will be decent. Also, it will give your book a sense of momentum. Sure, there would be times where the story drags, but for the most part, you’d be well immersed in your novel.

Whether its NaNoWriMo that gets you going, or something else that gets you writing, just make sure you spend some time putting words on page. There’s no other way to finish a book.

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo”

  • I joined NaNoWriMo and I am sad to say that I do not think I will make my word count my first time around. I havelol just over thirty thousand words and its nearing the end of my book.

  • I’ve actually never participated in NaNoWriMo. For me, it’s a miracle if I get a page of my story down in one day. I usually can manage a few paragraphs per day, but that’s about it.
    However, I would like to give NaNoWrimo a shot one day. It will most likely be when I’m done with school and have a little bit more time on my hands. I prefer being able to write when there isn’t a massive project to do over break looming over my head…

  • I think it should just be any month, Because some people enjoy writin when they actually have time, like a break or vacation, when you got to balance work or school with writing, it just becomes difficult and usually writing won’t come out on top because of the demands of other things, But it is something I want to try. At least during summer

  • I have not participated in NaNoWriMo let alone heard of it. It seems like it could be a good way to start getting into writing if not so already.

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