An idea, a playlist, a lot of caffeine, and absolutely no fear.
If you’ve ever said to yourself, “Someday I’m going to write a novel,” Nanowrimo is here to give you that someday. Set the goal of writing a 50-thousand word rough draft in 30 days, and surprise yourself with what you can accomplish.
Three of my four novels started out as Nanowrimo projects, so it’s fair to say I’m a big fan. I haven’t reached my goal every year; some years I’ve barely made a dent in the wordcount; but there’s something about planning for this goal every November (and April, and July) that helps me plan my year. (And I do plan for the year. Sometimes into the next year, too.) This year, the plan is to finish the rest of Fidele so that I can post more often and regularly, and have the entire story online by February 2018, three years after I started writing. There will be a few other projects, too, to round out the word count. That’s right, I’m a rebel.
Sign-ups are open until the 25th of November.