Sunday, October 16, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

     It's almost November which means that NaNoWriMo is about to begin! If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, it's an event that begins November 1st and ends November 30th. In these thirty days, participants will try to write 50,000 word novel.
     You probably think this sounds crazy and you're right: it is crazy. But while it is crazy, it is also extremely rewarding. The wonderful thing about this event is that it gives you a realistic goal that you can accomplish if you do it correctly.
     I know that 50,000 words sounds like a lot but if you just write roughly 1700 words a day, you'll have it finished in exactly thirty days. And don't forget, your novel isn't supposed to be perfect, in fact, it's going to be downright awful, but it isn't about writing a perfect novel in 30 days--that's not the point. The point is to get something down. And if you're anything like me, getting anything down on paper is an extremely difficult task.
       This will be my third year doing NaNoWriMo and I've won each attempt and I plan to win this year as well because once I set a goal for myself, I stick with it. You can too, you just have to give it your all.
      So if you're a writer, I encourage you to at least try NaNoWriMo this year. You can check out the website by clicking here. My username is lyssafaith so once you sign up, don't forget to add me as a friend! Good luck!


Lan said...

Hey Alyssa. I am so excited about NaNoWriMo. This will be my first year so I am hoping I have the staying power to keep the momentum going. Will add you once the buddy thing is back up on the NaNo site. Mine is Write_Obsession. Good luck!