NaNoWriMo: Because This Exists, and the World Needs Better

For anyone who’s wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo or just needed an excuse to write the novel they’ve wanted to write for as long as you can remember, here’s a post for you to read. I can assure you NaNoWriMo is fun and backed by a community who will egg you on every step of the way, give advice when you need it, and throw in some awesome word sprints and prompts to keep you motivated and inspired. I’ve been at this since 2009, and I’ve had so much fun, and plan to have more fun next month. When you sign up, add me as a Writing Buddy @ deannahm03.

Rachel Peterson: writer. reader. occasional wanderer.

This November, I’m trying National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). 30 days, 50,000 words – that’s about 1,667 words per day. And I am terrified.

Generally, I write short form fiction and poetry. I’ve started countless novels, but they’re all currently lying about in various stages of abandonment. I have trouble finishing what I start, and I don’t know if it’s just because I don’t plan properly, or I get bored, or I don’t do enough research. But for one reason or another, I’ve never finished a novel. And I would really, really like to.

I owe this adventure mainly to a couple of very creative friends of mine. You can check out two of their blogs here and here. The point of NaNoWriMo is not to create a brilliant masterpiece or shining work of literary genius, although I’m sure some people will. It’s more about giving you the push…

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