This will be brief, but basically I’m just letting anyone (assuming you exist) that follows the blog that there will be a one month break coming for the blog and pretty much anything else. And, in relation, this is also to encourage anyone that has even the slightest of writing twinge running through them to take this opportunity to accept the NaNoWriMo Challenge.
On the date of November 1st every year, the challenge to write a novel of 50,000 words with in the month begins. Many authors accept this challenge, some fail, some succeed, but no matter what, you will come away from it learning something about your writing, and for those seeking a path in it, you will come away with an idea of where to go from here. This reason is why I encourage absolutely everyone who has the desire to write novels, but hasn’t worked up the courage to do it yet, needs to take this challenge… this is where you will start.
If you take the challenge and don’t complete it, don’t let that discourage you, instead, look at what you actually did finish, then move it forward, and finish it. Granted, I’ve never finished the challenge, and so far all my attempts are sitting in the to-be-worked pile, so I’m not really an example to look at—basically, I’m great at giving advice, but I’m horrible at taking my own advice.
So, as I said, the challenge is simple. The moment November 1st hits, you start writing. November is a 30 day month, that’s 30 days to finish a beginning, middle, and end of at least 50,000 words. If you write a minimum of 1,667 words every single day of November, you will finish exactly on time. It is encouraged by most NaNo enthusiasts that you try for at least 3,000 words a day to give you that extra bit of breathing room, and space for writer’s block to hit and pass.
So, if you’re gonna try it, then let me know about it, and let me know how you do in the end, share your experiences and pass on what you learn. Let me know what kind of story you write.
I’ll maybe post my results later, or at least fragments of it (assuming that I actually finish it). Mine is going to be the release of a steampunk story that’s been building up for awhile. I have a lot of stuff floating around in my head for it right now, and have been for a couple of months now, so I’m presently more confident in my ability to complete this year than I have ever been. For those on my FB or Twitter, I’ll be giving updates to my progress, but that about all I’ll be posting for the entire month.
As for things here, I have no reviews in mind at the moment, so I doubt I’ll be getting anymore of those in right now, but for ‘Natural Selection,’ I’ll try to get Part 13 written and posted before this month ends. Everyone still make sure you’re voting during NaNo (unless you’re writing, then get the hell off my blog, and get to work!), but Part 14 won’t be written or even thought about until December.
- Even if You’re not Doing NaNoWriMo: A Challenge (tammyjrizzo.wordpress.com)
- Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo (rachelleharp.com)
- Hey, Writers! NaNoWriMo is Back (hcplteenscene.org)
- NaNoWriMo – am I crazy? (pigletinportugal.com)
- Pros and Cons of NaNoWriMo, v2! (ishanamaya.wordpress.com)
- My NaNoWriMo Thoughts (writermummy.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo 16 Days and Counting! (writesandbites.com)
- NaNoWriMo Strategies: What About My Blog? (chortleatmygirth.com)
- NaNoWriMo 2012 (xenogirl.com)
- NaNoWriMo Reminder: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect On the First Draft (write-2-be.com)