This was originally posted on kimschoenherr.wordpress.com on November 1, 2011.
Happy November! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Dia de los Muertos!
Anyway, today is the first day of NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month, in which people all over the world (don’t ask why it’s “national” if it’s worldwide. I guess WoWiNoWriMo doesn’t sound as good?) write at least 50,000 worlds in a month. It sounds simple, about 1666 words a day, every day, in the month of November. The website has some tools, like a word count chart, where you can track your daily progress (like, if you go under or over your 1666 words a day, it recalculates how many words you have to write the rest of the days) and some forums where you can talk to other people participating in NaNoWriMo.
This is my second year attempting 50,000 words. I started at 12 last night and I’m 1,612 words into my novel. I actually think this is further than I got in the whole month last year. It helps that this year, I’m following @NaNoWriMo and @NaNoWordSprints on twitter, getting inspiration from that, and I’ve been planning this novel for… well, years. I hope to finish, and I hope to edit it in December. I hope to submit it for publication soon.
I’ll talk more about my NaNo novel later this month, and keep you updated on how things are going.
What are you writing? Are you participating in NaNo?