I am so looking forward to November. I have a lot going on in October but November will mark my second time participating in NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month.
The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in November. Last year, despite it being a major election year, I managed to write from November 1st to November 12th and banged out just over 14,000 words. I don’t know what happened but I could not write after that point in the month.
If I look logically, although I have never found writing to be logical, at the task at hand, I should manage to write about 1670 words a day. Realistically, I only manage to write on weekdays so I think I need about 2400 words a day based on 21 days in the month that I will write.
Unlike many other people, I have never really planned out my writing. It just flows and, then, doesn’t. I did, last night, sketch out a few plots and characters but immediately threw it out. I did not like what I had put down so wasn’t going to use it.
Readers, if you love to write, check out NaNoWriMo.