NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo, or more apply, Writing Furry Month, starts tomorrow around the world. Writers from every walk of life challenge themselves to complete a minimum of a 50,000 word novel over the month of November. Sounds easy right? Well, think of it as 1,667 words a day or 69 words an hour, every hour, without fail. For people not used to writing, it is a daunting task.
Looking back, a High School teacher told me to write a 500 word essay. It was a challenge. String words together in order to make a convincing argument about something I either knew little or nothing about. Come on, who wants to do that? And they gave us the weekend to do it. Nice, make me work over the weekend.
But this is different. I actually look forward to NaNoWriMo. Unlike school, I pick the subject and write according to a plan. This year, like so many others, is not different. The only thing that changed this year is my personal targets and desires. I only have two weeks.
Yes, that’s right, fourteen days, 336 hours, 20,160 minutes, and my target is different. The novel, Broken World Two – Family, needs to come in around 70,000 words, but that’s not it. I’m throwing in the first book of the Blood Cells series as well. The Awakening of Gregory will be drafted during NaNoWriMo as well. Actually, I’m aiming at finishing the work by the end of the two weeks so I’ll end up with two novels, around 140,000 words, at the end of November. I’m hoping the challenge I’ve given myself actually works the way I want it to, and both will be done at the end of the two weeks.
They say everyone in our family is a little off, and that is true. Crazy really runs in the blood. So here’s to the next 30 days, and really sore fingers.