Wednesday, November 6, 2013

National Novel Writing Month has started!

So happy that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) exists! 
I wanted to be part of this seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing for quite a while - but the last five years I always had another excuse. This year I hadn't. 
Today (having written 13.000 words in the last few days)  I finished my daily goal of 2000 words and every day I am getting closer to finish my second novel - or at least a very early draft of it. And you know what: once you sit down to write your 2000 daily word ration is it actually fun and way easier than I expected it to be. But sometimes it takes me a whole day of contemplating, checking social media and doing other stuff until I finally find the muse to sit down and write. And once started - I am usually done after 1,5 hours of concentrated writing. 
Since November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.Here’s a little more about how it all works.
How has your experience been so far? And how to do you fit NaNoWriMo in your day? 
I want to hear your thoughts! 
Johanna