If you can’t seem to get around to writing that book you’ve always wanted to write, consider signing up for National Novel Writing Month in November. I’m going to do it (gulp — commitment!), and what could be more fun than doing it with fellow Leaguers!
Although NaNoWriMo’s basic idea is to write a draft (note my emphasis!) of a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30, I’m taking a slightly different approach. I’ve started two books, and my main block is setting aside time to write on them; I tend to fill up my time with everything else rather than those two projects. So I’m looking at NaNoWriMo as more of an impetus to work on my books than the traditional model of start-to-finish in the thirty days of November.
Even if you don’t have a novel itching to get out, think about committing to daily writing in November. That alone would be good for anyone working on a nonfiction book, revising a longer work, writing essays or short fiction, or even writing a book proposal.
The Writers’ League will be hosting several events in conjunction with NaNoWriMo, so stay tuned (and we might just have a prize for League members who make it to November 30!).
Meanwhile, get ready to WRITE!
Sign up for NaNoWriMo here; for more info, check out the NaNoWriMo FAQs.
Posted by Cyndi