November 1st marks the start of NaNoWriMo. For those who aren’t familiar, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. According to the NaNoWriMo website, it’s “a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.” Participants have a 30 day deadline to write a 50,000 word novel.
I wanted to participate this year, but I don’t have the time because I’m currently working on a pilot script and, as of yesterday, a poetry book of haiku poems. I want to have a draft of the script finished before the new year. That’s right around the corner, so there’s no time for my damn procrastinating.
So, I figured I’ll join my fellow writers in spirit during NaNoWriMo by working on my projects everyday during the month of November. Knowing there’s thousands of other writers writing their little hearts out will give me inspiration and energy to write everyday.
There’s a daily writing goal of 1,667 words. However, if you don’t hit that goal, you can catch up the next day or whenever, but the point is to hit the daily mark so you don’t get behind. I won’t be writing that many words a day. My goal is simply to get SOMETHING written everyday. I’ll be keeping track of my thoughts about the process daily in my journal dedicated to my writing projects and I’ll be giving weekly updates on my progress on this blog, so stay tuned!
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? What are you working on?