I’m Doing NaNoWriMo
What is NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
Why not just write a real novel later, when I have more time?
Novel writing is mostly a “one day” event. As in “One day, I’d like to write a novel.” Here’s the truth: 99% of us, if left to our own devices, would never make the time to write a novel. It’s just so far outside our normal lives that it constantly slips down to the bottom of our to-do lists.
The above is taken straight from NaNo website.
What does it mean for Mee?
In the month of November, I will join the other hundreds of thousands of other
wannabe novelists writers around the world to write 50,000 word book. I’ve known NaNoWriMo for years now, and every single year I had been thinking to join, but didn’t. The downfall here is *thinking*. Too much thinking, not enough writing.
So this year will be the year. I just decided two days ago. People closest to me have been nagging to me to write this story. I need to get it out of my system before I can write anything else.
What does it mean for Wandering Mee?
All my spare moments when I don’t work, commute for work, or do things related to general health and hygiene, I will write. So no post for Wandering Mee in the month of November.* 50,000 words means an average of 1,667 words per day. A long blog post for me is a bit over 1,000 words, which I could do quite easily in an hour or two. But I have never ever in my life written that many words in that many continuous days. What a great experiment in the name of creativity.
I’ll see you on the other side.
(Take a deep breath.)
(Charging head-on towards the battle ground.)
* I might come back and admit defeat in a week or two. Maybe cry a little.