Today is officially the start of NaNoWriMo 2020 (unless you live in an earlier time zone and then it might have been yesterday). All right, it’s officially when I start! So, fingers on the keyboard and start typing…
What is NaNoWriMo?
Well, it’s an event that happens every November all around the world. During the thirty days of November thousands and thousands of writers will each attempt to write a fifty-thousand-word novel. Sounds easy, right? It is only 1,667 words-a-day…
I first attempted NaNoWriMo back in 2007 and I can tell you it wasn’t easy. The biggest problem I faced then was that I didn’t have a plan. Sure, some writers like to write without a plan and some need a plan. I need a plan! Without it, I make it to about ten-thousand words and then get stuck.
Now, if you know me, you’ll know that I am an ideas guy. I have so many ideas for stories that I often lose track of them only for the best ideas to resurface at a later date. I’m always looking for stories. So, you’d think that it shouldn’t be a problem. Well, ideas don’t necessarily make a story.
Anyhow, this year I have a plan (just like the three times I have completed it) and am ready to roll. Another thing that is really helpful is accountability. That’s why I’ve made this post and will continue to post weekly updates on my progress. Going forward, you can expect an update on Tuesdays of the previous week’s word count.
Right well, I better get to work on my 1,667 words for today. Those words aren’t going to write themselves. Let me know if you’re doing NaNoWriMo or even if this post has inspired you to give it a go. Here is the official NaNoWriMo website and if you need any support, feel free to add me as a friend. Surprisingly, my name there is TheOtakuAuthor… Thanks for reading and good luck to everyone taking part.