For those of you who may not be hip to the writing lingo, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, which is actually an international phenomenon.
Writers from all over the world commit to writing 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days during the month of November. (You can plot out your novel in advance, but you can’t start writing until November 1st.) There are no prizes or anything—just 30 days of insanity followed by a sense of triumph at the end. (And bragging rights, of course. )
Historically speaking, November is usually one of the craziest/busiest months of the year for me, so I’ve shied away from the whole NaNoWriMo thing in the past. This November is really no different, but now that I’ve already gone through the experience of writing a novel over a short time frame with Storm Rider, I thought I would give it a shot.
I have no idea how this is going to go, but I figure it’s a good kick in the pants to get a chunk of writing done. I’ve added a progress meter to the sidebar of this blog, which I will try to keep up to date.
About my NaNoWriMo Project:
OK, so I’m taking a break from Lasniniar to focus on a new fantasy project that came together really last minute. It might go beyond the 50,000 word mark, but at least I will make some good progress if everything goes according to plan.
The current working title is Kingdom of Strife. I don’t really have a lot of details yet, since it’s all still coming together, but I’m hoping to be able to share more info soon… I usually plan a lot more than I have for this project, but I’m going to try to have fun with it (while maintaining my sanity) and see what happens.
So that’s what I’ll be doing for the next 30 days… Wish me luck!
Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Have you participated in the past? What was your experience like?