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NaNoWriMo Prep

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Today, it begins.

NaNoWriMo 2016.

Wish me luck.

If you’re not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a grand adventure. Or so I’ve been told. This is my first official NaNo. It is National Novel Writing Month. An annual challenge in November to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That’s over 1,600 words a day. That’s a lot. Especially when you work full-time as I do. But, I’m committed. I’m going to try.

I attempted Camp NaNo in July. But, with moving, a wedding, company from out of country, and figuring out my new commute, it didn’t really happen. I didn’t prep for it. I didn’t have much of an understanding of the project I was working on. I hadn’t done the research I needed to do to make my discovery draft possible. To be honest…I didn’t even really know what my story was. I had a foggy idea…but…I didn’t have a plot.

But this time, I’ve prepped.

  • I have blog posts for the month of November written and scheduled
  • I have no big personal things happening this month
  • I have an outline for a novel
  • I have some scenes plotted out
  • I have an idea of who my characters are

And today, I begin writing.

I will post updates here a few times during the month with my progress and what the experience is like. You can also find me on Twitter, where I’ll probably update more frequently in 140 characters and gifs. I’ll probably post some updates on Facebook too.

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, let’s be writing buddies! I’m trishajennreads on NaNo too.

If you’ve done NaNo before, I’d love to hear about your experience and get any tips you can offer.

  1. How exciting! Sending writing inspiration thoughts your way and wishing you the best! I think I might be an unofficial participant and use the idea as motivation to write. That would definitely feel awesome to get to the end of the month and have a rough draft of a novel completed!

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