What Is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, where basically you try to write a 50,000 word novel in the span of 30 days. You can find out all about it here!
What kind of updates will I be doing next month? Good question. My co-blogger at Grace&Steele and I have some plans for that blog, but I am still going to be doing weekly update here! They will be every Saturday, where I will update you on my progress and hopefully have some fun tips of some sort. I also have a couple more planned for this month, introducing my novel and everything!
What am I going to write? Well I did finally decide but I'm not telling you yet!
Now I am going to try and convince you to NaNo with me!
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Reasons you should NaNo -
1. It's fun! Seriously it's so much fun, there are forums and it's a great way to meet other writers even though you might be really shy.
2. Low Pressure! It's not only for people who have been writing for years, say you've just always had this idea in the back of your mind, thinking "hmm, maybe one day I'll write a book" and you never did! And you're not sure you can! That's okay! NaNoWriMo is just as much for new writers as it is for ones who have been writing for years. The only pressure is what you put on yourself. Ignore that little bar that counts your words until you reach 50,000, set your own goal. A chapter a day, a paragraph a day, either way you never know, you could find inspiration to finish it, even if it takes you multiple NaNo sessions!
3.All the cool kids are doing it...I mean I'm cool, right? My co-blogger Grace(@Grace&Steele) is doing it...she's crazy but still cool.
4. We can be writing buddies!
5. Because you know you want to...
6. Because it's all about you! Don't worry about words counts and whether it's the best or most original idea in the world, don't worry about your characters being too one dimensional, or your writing dull, just don't think, write. Because at the end of the month, no matter what, you will feel that sense of accomplishment.
Words: So I know 50,000 can seem like a lot so I've broken it down a little for you to make it less discouraging.
You have 30 days, that means about 1,667 words a day. That's only 208 words you have to write an hour for 8 hours a day. So let's say about a paragraph. So, you're reading or going about your normal life, all you have to do is stop for 15 minutes every hour and write a paragraph. Sometimes you'll do more, some less, but slowly you'll write an actual book and when the month is over, you'll have written a book. Then when your friends ask you what you've been up to, you can be like "Oh, nothing much. I just wrote a book, beat that!" or whatever. =)
The Link To My NaNo Profile, add me as a buddy!
So, are you NaNo-ing? Did I convince you? I did right? ;)
My writing blog: Alex Steele @ Grace&Steele
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