November will be here in a few days. You know what that means? Besides Rosie turning 65 years old, :)Â it also means it is time to write!
November is National Novel Writing Month, shortened as NaNoWriMo is an annual internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words of a new novel from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30.
Heather introduced NaNoWriMo to me years ago, and challenged me to give it a go.
I have yet to meet the goal of 50,000 words in the month, I have come close though. Iâ€™ve not written a novel or even a long story. But I do make a point to spend more of my time writing in November. In the past I hand wrote in notebooks and never posted any of it.
That may change.
Tonight, Iâ€™m meeting with April Bosshard, and maybe others, as April has kindly offer to facilitate a NaNoWriMo group on Bowen Island.
Iâ€™m excited for the support, encouragement and inspiration I expect to get. April has given me writing lesson in the past, and I like the way she marks up a page.
But the real reason Iâ€™m doing this a bit more formal this year is â€” I have a topic for an actual book.
Iâ€™m shy to make the commitment as Iâ€™m always looking for an out, and don’t always do what I say I will. But right now, Iâ€™m all in.
I like writing, but my style over the years is short and sweet. Writing for Todayâ€™s Step was edit, edit, edit, creating one liners for the most part. This bloggy thing is one page stories at best. So to write 50,000 words â€” on the same topic is going to be a huge challenge. Someone should invent a Fitbit for writers!
Besides having a topic, I have an outline and ideas. I think, with focus, guidance and feedback â€” progress will be made.
I may or may not post on this bloggy thing while I do this. I donâ€™t want to be split in attention and time writing is time writing. Yet, this may be the only place this so called book may ever be read and I know I have a friendly audience. So who knows.
NaNoWriMo â€” Yay!