After much contemplation, I’ve decided to participate in NaNoWriMo 2018. I’m excited about being one of the thousands (millions?) writing their novel in November. The goal is to crank out 50K words between November 1 and November 30. That averages out to 1,667 words a day. Of course, 50,000 words doesn’t exactly a novel make but it certainly is a healthy start.
My primary impetus for taking part in NaNoWriMo this year is getting that novel idea out of my head and onto paper—well, in my case–on my laptop.
October is known as #preptober, a time to get ready for the upcoming word joust next month. I’ve found some interesting YouTube videos on NaNoWriMo and PrepTober that discuss different aspects of this annual, internet-based, creative writing project.
I know that October is the month to plan so that in November I can focus on hammering out a daunting 50,000 words. I’ve learned keeping a notebook is helpful, as is doing my research now rather than waiting until November. I’ve also discovered that it is helpful to plan writing time focused on my NaNoWriMo project ahead of time. Being organized seems to be something the Type-A organized folks recommend. Of course, pantsers disagree.
Have you participated in NaNoWriMo in the past? What are some things you learned or helpful tips you’d like to share?
Are you going to take part in NaNoWriMo this year?
I’d love to hear from you, so be sure and leave your comments in the comment section.
I am still working on my nonfiction book focusing on prayer and worship. Hopefully, I will finish that by Spring 2019, as the Lord continues to teach me more about prayer and worship.
The Devotional Guy™