November is National Novel Writing month! I heard about NaNoWriMo last year when it was already pretty much over. So this year I am for sure doing it! 

NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month

I found out about this from the darling Kristina Horner, a You Tuber I watch. I have been wanting to write and would really love to publish a few books like my mom and have wanted to for the past few months but really haven't started anything. NaNoWriMo is my springboard for actually doing what I have been saying I want to do.

The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. If you enjoy writing at all I think you should at least try. Even if you only write 10,000 words or only 1,000 words it's better than not trying at all! 

You can sign up for an account and keep track of your word count and team up with any other friends and local buddies. 

The NaNoWriMo site gives some great tips for hitting your 50k;

1) It’s okay to not know what you’re doing. Really. You’ve read a lot of novels, so you’re completely up to the challenge of writing one. If you feel more comfortable outlining your story ahead of time, do it! But it’s also fine to just wing it. Write every day, and a book-worthy story will appear, even if you’re not sure what that story might be right now.
2) Do not edit as you go. Editing is for December and beyond. Think of November as an experiment in pure output. Even if it’s hard at first, leave ugly prose and poorly written passages on the page to be cleaned up later. Your inner editor will be very grumpy about this, but your inner editor is a nitpicky jerk who foolishly believes that it is possible to write a brilliant first draft if you write it slowly enough. It isn’t. Every book you’ve ever loved started out as a beautifully flawed first draft. In November, embrace imperfection and see where it takes you.
3) Tell everyone you know that you’re writing a novel in November. This will pay big dividends in Week Two, when the only thing keeping you from quitting is the fear of looking pathetic in front of all the people who’ve had to hear about your novel for the past month. Seriously. Email them now about your awesome new book. The looming specter of personal humiliation is a very reliable muse.
3.5) There will be times you’ll want to quit during November. This is okay. Everyone who wins NaNoWriMo wanted to quit at some point in November. Stick it out. See it through. Week Two can be hard. Week Three is much better. Week Four will make you want to yodel. And we’re talking the good kind of yodeling here.
And here is a great pep talk from Kristina;

So let me know if you are going to be a part of NaNoWriMo! We are only 5 days away! 

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