I have some wonderful news. After years of not being able to participate, I’m finally going to do Nanowrimo this year!
You might be wondering why I didn’t participate the last few years. I sure talked enough about it and support it to everyone and anyone.
The reasons were pretty simple. I always seem to find myself editing when November comes around, so I normally participate in NanoEdmo. If you’re editing this November, I can’t suggest it enough.
The second reason was that in the past I was under the impression that I would need to tye up my rough draft in order to participate. Keep in mind, I have to write my rough drafts long hand. Typing rough drafts just doesn’t work for me.
So every year I wish I could participate, then decide I can’t.
This year, I decided that I wanted to do Nano, so I’m going to do it. I checked out the Nanowrimo website to see what they say about writing your rough draft long hand. Turns out they have a very specific way to deal with that sort of thing. Don’t know why I never did this before.
So, I’ll be participating in Nanowrimo this year, and I hope you are too. If so,I’ve made a rough timeline that you might like to follow, from preperation right now to December first. This is mostly what I’ll be following, with one exception. The husband and I are going on a mini vacation the weekend before Thanksgiving.
This week (What’s left of it) Take a look at your commitments for November and see what you need to do to participate.
October 15-21- Finish up any outstanding projects to clear your plate.
October 22-28- Take this week to finish up anything you couldn’t last week. Then, start outlining and brainstorming your novel.
October 29- November 4- Finish up any planning you need to do before you start your novel. Then, write 6,668 words.
November 5-11- Write 11,669 words. I’ll be doing some writing sprints on Monday and Tuseday on Facebook if you want to join me. I’ll list the times on Sunday.
November 12-18- Write 11,669 words. Again.
November 19-25- Write11,669 words. Don’t feel discouraged, you can do this!
November 26- December 2- Finish strong with the last 8,335 words. Then, reintroduce yourself to your family. They probably miss you.
So that’s it! Let me know if you’ll be joining me in Nanowrimo this year.