November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. It's a pretty brilliant idea where they bring a community of writers together encouraging them to write 50,000 words in just 30 days.
Even though the reality of writing an actual, worth reading novel in thirty days is impossible, I love the idea of walking away with a first draft. I've been excited about NaNoWriMo since learning about it earlier this year. I wracked my brain trying to think of story ideas that would not only fit into 50,000 words, but also keep me motivated.
I ended up putting NaNoWriMo on the back burner because, well for one thing I didn't have an idea and two, I didn't want to put the book I've invested so much time on to the side. After all I am currently over 50,000 words into my 80,000 word goal and I am truly excited by the progress thus far. I can't deny that I am pretty proud of myself, so why would I stop now?
Then a month ago I woke up and had, what I believe would be a great idea to fit into 50,000 words. Ugh...of course I did!
So now it is October 30th and I have a big decision to make. Stay in the world that I've been working on since April or put it on hold for a month to create a whole new one?
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?
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