We’re half way through November and Kate and I are joining in with #NaNoWriMo this year. In case you’re unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s the time of year where writers power through to get a first draft of that novel they’ve been meaning to write. The challenge is to write 50,000 word in 30 days.
I think the biggest benefit of NaNo is the community. The site allows you to set up a profile, connect with buddies and get access to coaches and prompts, and you can find people talking about it in all the usual social media sites. If you’ve been listening to the podcast, you’ll know I set up a profile. You can become my buddy here. We discuss NaNo on the podcast throughout the month, so if you’re getting involved too let us know.
As you may know, I’m currently having a love-hate relationship with the graph the site provides. I’ve never been ahead of it, and catching up to it seems increasingly difficult, but without it I doubt I would have written so much already. It’s been fun so far and writing a first draft is definitely better than editing!