NaNoWriMo is coming!

nanowrimoI’m going to do it. National Novel Writing Month–this crazy annual event where evidently thousands of people commit to writing 50,000 word novel during the month of November. I’ve never done it before. I’m afraid. But I’m also not getting any younger, or smarter.

50,000 words. That’s 1,666 words per day, which is roughly double the daily word count I have been making in the last month. And if that wasn’t enough to scare me off, I just read that seven years passed by before one of my favorite novels The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which was a NaNoWriMo project, was actually published. So, even if my WIP is decent, I could die before its printed! I better get cracking.

There’s a couple of weeks to prepare, which is a good thing, because I need to get a short story out of my head, on the paper and off the desk, then refine my shifty WIP outline before November 1st.

Have any of you participated in NaNoWriMo? What happened?


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