NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. That month is November and the way you participate is to write a novel (50,000 words or more) in November. You can officially participate by going to the website and registering – nanowrimo.org.
Once you register, you post info about yourself, your novel and your daily word count. Then you can chat with others on the site about writing a novel in a 30 day time frame. There are pep talks, regional listings of other writers, local event listings and a lot more.
It may seem a bit nutty, crazy, insane or out -of-your-mind, to even fathom of doing something like writing a novel in 30 days. However, it’s doable. You break it down into word count by week, day, and hour. At least I do that particular chart for myself. Makes it look easier that way. Mind games with my writer’s brain. 🙂
I have prepped for it this year. My notes are ready, summaries, character lists, setting areas, etc. I plotted and outlined too. Which is a really odd thing for me to do. Usually I’m a pantser when it comes to writing. That is – I write by the seat of my pants – no notes or outlines just winging it.
I plan on having a daily post about where I am in the novel, word count, and other such nanowrimo items. I’m also posting a photo here on a weekly basis. Something that catches my eye or creative side. I’ll still post about the odd things that cross through my mind so it’s set to be a very eclectic month here at Chasing Moonlight.
Let me know if you’re joining in the frenetic frenzy of fun, we can encourage each other in the process.
Have a great evening. 🙂