For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month where upwards of 500,000 people across the world attempt to write 50,000 words in the month of November. That equals to 1,866 words per day.
I’ve attempted it 3 times, the first time I’d written 27,000 words when I had a tech issue and lost everything! Needless to say, I didn’t finish.
The second time I ‘won’ (you win when you hit that 50k mark) and went on to write another 25,000 words and finished the novel; a novel still to be edited!
Third time – going through some ‘stuff’ and never really got off the ground.
2017, I have to write the second in my cosy mystery series so there’s an obvious candidate but would a completely new set of characters and setting be more fun, and therefore easier to work with?
I’ve pretty much decided to go for it and am doing a course through Wesleyan college which is supposedly geared towards us NaNo-ers (not convinced of that – good marketing ploy though and it is a good course).
Hitting that 50k word count was one of the highlights of my writing life so far – I’d actually done it and as most writers know, ‘doing’ it is the hardest part of all – believe it or not, writers find that writing is the most difficult thing to do.
So, are any of my writer friends doing it? Considering it?