I’ve Always Wanted to Try NaNoWriMo…

The month of November is widely recognized in the blog-o-sphere as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). For the last couple of years, I have contemplated participating in NaNoWriMo but opted not to because I had my hands tied with other projects – like the Daily Post’s Challenges!

In essence, I suppose you could say I was “unofficially” participating in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) at the time because I was posting to my blog everyday throughout the entire month of November. Of course, my long-term readers may remember I was actually publishing posts daily for the entire year! It was my goal at the time and I successfully completed it!

This year, I’m weighing the pros and cons of participating in NaNoWriMo. I know this is something I want to do. I am more concerned about how realistic it is. To complete the project by the end of the month, I will have to write about 2,000 words each night. But if I manage it, I’ll have a book written by the end of this month.

As hesitant and unprepared as I feel right now, I still think I am going to give it a try. My rationale: even if I don’t finish a novel in one month, at least this new challenge will get me thinking. Planning a story, generating new ideas, getting words on paper.

We’ll see how this goes! Please just know, November will be an incredibly busy month for me.


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