We are one day away. I previously struggled with the notion of taking part and following through on this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NanoWrimo) challenge because I have a book out and another novella in the making, so I was afraid that it’d be too much for me to handle.
I’m waiting on the proof copies of In the Quiet, the novella I wrapped up last month and finally settled on a different cover as well.
However, the part of me that lives for a challenge could not let this go without an attempt.
So, this time around I’m set and looking forward to a couple of key things that I need to work on:
- A well paced writing schedule; including designated writing time, break time and a bit of review time.
- Interacting with other writers, learning new tricks, marketing tips and writing styles.
- Writing more than 40,000 words ☺️
- Focusing on a project to substantial progress. I tend to start or think of ideas and let them slide, this time I am hoping to follow through on my writing project to the very end.
And in true fashion, I went ahead and bought stationery and got so psyched for this coming month…
50,000 words in 30 days means 11,669 words in a week and 1,667a day. In the previous years, I got exhausted at the halfway mark and this time around I am hoping to get breaks in between and schedule a writing sprint every week to try and catch up. I’ve also been greatly encouraged by the Writers in our NanoWrimo WhatsApp group and I hope to keep on writing.
Until then, I’ll check in with you along the way.
Have an awesome weekend and new month ahead.