Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? Are you participating?
The silly sounding acronym is short for National Novel Writing Month. It's a commitment to write 50,000 words in November.As I write this, it's Nov. 2, so that requires writing about 1800 words a day. It isn't a contest per se, just a commitment on the website. I've told my friends I'm doing it and got off of Facebook til Dec I'm going to try to redo some of my short stories that have the same theme and incorporate them into the novel. My friend explained that looking at it like a marathon was helpful to her. I imagine one could challenge himself or herself to 50,000 words of hubs as well
I am a member visiting now and then while read the newsletters. I am not sure I am up to that challenge yet. I barely get 5,000 words. I have a lot to learn actually.
Tim, I KNOW I wasn't ready to start a novel, but I have one chapter done. I love the statistics there-shows you how many words you have to do to reach the goal based on what you've done. I now have to do 1785 everyday! There's still time to jump in
I've focused these past months learning SEO. Mind boggling. I am afraid I lost touch with my Muse somewhat. I'm eager to be led by my muse again. Presently, I know I need to choose between them for focus. You can't serve two masters kinda thing
Totally a lesson I need to learn. I SHOULD be promoting my children's book and my app and a bunch of other stuff, but Tim, try to do it next year. Mine is an autobiographical novel and I'm learning SOO much about my past and myself doing this.
Yes, I've heard of this, and when I first joined HP, a member asked me to be her NaNoWriMo partner. I had to decline because I have a grueling job as a legal editor and could not have done her justice. This is a writing challenge to hopefully bring out the best in a person's writing ability, but I get enough writing challenges every day without it.
Now having said that, I'm not scoffing at the idea. I recently read one of the best fantasy novels I ever got my hands on called "The Mermaids Sister" by Carrie Anne Noble. Imagine my surprise when at the end of the book Ms. Noble says that this was her NaNoWriMo project and that she wrote it within the deadline. I'm mentioning this because I would like to recommend reading this book to any person wanting to participate in this program to see what quality is possible. Some really good things can come of it. I think I bought the book, but it may be available through the Kindle Lending Library.
MizB, Thanks!.After getting one chapter finished, I realize that I would never have done that without this outer "push". I'm afraid to read "The Mermaids Sister" b/c I just picked up Nora Efron's Heartburn in my same genre- totally intimidated me:)
Is Nora Efron's book a NaNoWriMo? I'll be sure to read it, and if it is, yes it will intimidate me.
MizB, No, I'm sure it isn't, but it's an autobiographical novel that mixes facts and fiction. There ARE negative reviews. She was married to Bernstein of Watergate fame and it's really a hilarious revenge type novel .I guess Bernstein tried to sue!
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