So what is Nanowrimo you may ask. Well, it stands for national Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a first draft during the month of November of 50,000 words. That's right a whole 50k which works out to about 1,667 words a day. It's a tall order, but at the end you have about a 200 page novel. Or at least a good first draft to work with.
So what can your novel be about? Anything. You can write a mystery, fantasy, historical, even fan fiction counts. You can technically write the word "duck" 50,000 times over and over, but that would be madness.
For me it's been a challenge. I was aiming for 2,000 words a day (minus Fridays when my day is too full for it). So far I am at just over 7,000. I will try to catch up this weekend as it is a long weekend here (Monday is Remembrance Day), and try to get back on track. I figure even if I don't make the 50k I will at least make a good dent in a first draft.
I have also been fuelling myself on with various form of caffeine. Just check out this chocolate soda I purchased the other day. If you are in Canada I encourage you to go to Superstore and pick one up. It's strange and delicious.
Have any of you attempted Nanowrimo? What is your advice?
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