What is NaNoWriMo?

 

 

NaNoWriMo Newsguy says:  

NaNoWriMo is

Inspiration
Community
Educational and Fundraising Organization
An excuse to put your thoughts on paper and see what happens
A great Website www.nanowrimo.org

 

Why NaNoWriMo?

 

Their slogan says it best

  The world needs your novel.

You need

  motivation to write your novel

 

What can I do before hand? 

Get familiar with the website

Decide on the title of your book (for your profile)

Do a brief synopsis of your book

Put up your profile

Check out the discounts that software companies offer to NaNoWriMo participants

 

How to participate during November

 

WRITE LIKE THE WIND

Setup your profile/Join a region

Get email alerts and encouragements

Read and/or comment in a forum

Use the resource pages

Upload into the progress checker and earn badges for your efforts

Be a part of a writing community from the comfort of your chair

 

How to achieve 50,000 words in 30 days

 

You need to write at least 1667 words every day

EVERYDAY means Saturday and Sundays

1667 words does sound intimidating but think of it this way: 

Or  6 pages of 278 words  Or  7  pages of 238 words  Or 10 pages of 167 words  Or 16 pages of 100 words

Not every 1667 words has to be done at one time - small bites still gets the apple eaten! 

 

What you won’t have after NaNoWriMo

War and Peace (too many words) 

Fear of writing

A polished, ready to submit manuscript

Black Friday purchases

A monetary prize from NaNoWriMo

An excuse for not getting a first draft done