Writing Wednesday: Do you NaNoWriMo?

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NaNoWriMo: the home front

National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo for short, happens every November. I’ve never done it, but I see it online a lot and it does look like fun. It seems like a great way to get the creative juices flowing, and to be a part of the larger writing community.

The goal is to complete a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month. Many writers work best to a deadline, so this is a great way to put the pressure on to finally write that novel you’ve been thinking about for ages.

There’s a whole online community, and ways to measure your progress every step of the way. Seems like the support would be great for first-time novelists. There’s also people who do it every year. I could see how it could get addictive, like an adrenaline rush for writers to work under pressure to reach your goal (but in a casual way when your salary doesn’t depend on it).

Do you NaNoWriMo? What has been your experience of it?

3 thoughts on “Writing Wednesday: Do you NaNoWriMo?

  1. I’ve been participating in Nanowrimo for six or seven years. It has become a part of my writing process. If it was not for the program, I doubt that I’d be a published author today. Your article caught my eye because of the photo. The old-fashioned typewriter, the index cards and the ARC notebook. I started to use an ARC junior for my reference notebook for the first time this November. It has been fabulous. The fountain pen friendly paper and plastic dividers make everything neat and clean.

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