Happy November! Today begins the first day of National Novel Writing Month and the first day of the Wordsmith’s NaNoWriMo Writing Challenge. There is still time to join if you are interested in participating. Comment below with your name and novel name/idea and I will add you to the list of participants published weekly. This way we can encourage each other as we go!
The Wordsmith’s NaNoWriMo Challenge is to create a 1-3 page book outline and finish the first 4500 words (approximately the first five chapters) of your novel. If you’re continuing a novel, the challenge is modified so you will need to complete an outline and write 4500 new words in November. This challenge will help get the writing juices flowing but hopefully set you up for a manageable pace.
“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”William Faulkner
Need help getting started today? Here’s my best tips for starting, compiled from my own experience and that of other authors’ advice. Looking to be more consistent with your writing? Check out this article on how to create and maintain a writing schedule.
Good luck, writers!