Welcome. I hope everyone is doing well this week? It is a beautiful day today. The wind is blowing a cool breeze making it comfortable to be outside to enjoy the fresh air; this is one reason I love this time of year.
In case you didn’t know, the month of November is National Novel Writing Month. A contest to see if a novelist can write 50,000 in one month, which equals out to a whole 12,500 words a week. Now some may think no problem.
Let me tell you. It is far from easy. I am a panster when it comes to writing. To pull off the 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo, even I have to do some planning to have a guideline from beginning to end. Now, that is not to say it won’t differ from the plan.
So far, this year has not gone to plan. I am currently behind 5,000 words this week. I thought I had done enough planning in October. However, I am finding out this is not the case.
What does this mean?
Well, for one thing, there will be a lot of notes in my manuscript for me to do some research once I have gotten my 50,000 words down.
I want to give a shout out to Bethany Atazadeh for her video “12 Tools for Writing a Novel in Word & Formatting 101: How To Format Your Novel For Self-Publishing” It has helped me with the formatting of my novel and how to put notes in my document, which is a lot easier than writing them down on paper then having to figure out where they go in my manuscript. Plus, the tools that are in Word to format your whole document without having to highlight everything. Talk about saving a lot of time.
As a new author, I make it a priority to learn as much as possible to better my craft. Even when I become a seasoned writer, I will continue to learn. One can never know enough, for the mind is always hungry.
Ok, I little warning I will do my best to keep up with the daily posts. However, I will not make any guarantees. I know I have missed one day already. As this month progress, I am sure there will be more.
Please, be safe as you go about your daily lives as the Corona Virus ramps up again. Remember to wear your mask (I know they can be suffocating), wash your hands frequently, and be mindful of distancing when you are away from home.
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2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Update #1”
Maybe you could find and join one of those nano communities where they have the write-spike battles? I always found them incredibly helpful. Bring in a bit of competition in short bursts of ‘who writes the most in xx minutes’. It’s a definite booster 👌👍
Good idea. I heard about one; I will check into it. The main distraction is my granddaughter.😁