My first completed manuscript is behind me. Nanowrimo comes at a good time for me because I’m starting my next. Who’s with me?
Today we are going to talk about a GLORIOUS time of year—NANOWRIMO—which stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is meant to support creativity and encourage those who say they want to be authors to give it a go and write a novel (50,000 words) in a month. Notice the challenge is 50,000 words. No one said they had to be good words. Or publishable words. Or polished words. Or edited words.
This is actually why I believe Nanowrimo is very useful for all levels of writers. It trains out perfectionism. No half-finished novel ever made the NY Times best-seller list, but some
crappy slightly-less-than-glorious novels have. The biggest threats to your finished novel (and mine) are Mr. It Must Be Perfect and his evil sister Editina.
Preparing for Nanowrimo
Have Fun and Fuel Up
Anyway, whoever chose November as National Novel Writing Month was seriously brilliant, because…
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