I am not ready.
Last year was my first NaNoWriMo, only last year I didn’t find out about it until the 10th of November, so naturally I was doomed from the beginning.
But this year, I have no such excuse.
For those of you who are thinking “what is this NaNoWriMo?” Or “Is this girl on crack?” The answers are as follows:
NaNoWriMo stands for NATIONAL NOVEMBER WRITING MONTH. It started in America (but don’t worry we of the small island can also participate) and the goal is to write 50,000 words in, you guessed it, the month of November.
And the other answer is no, but I haven’t ruled it out yet. I may need some to force myself awake and type those 50,000 words until my fingers turn bloody and my eyes resemble an extra’s from The Walking Dead.
THIS YEAR I SHALL BE DISCIPLINED.
I’m aiming for 1,500 words a day, that is my target. However I feel myself falling asleep even as I type this so the last 400 will have to wait until tomorrow.
It’s the 1st of November. 1,111 words down, only 48,889 words to go.
Let me know your thoughts on NaNoWriMo in the comments below, your word targets, genres and overall thoughts.