It’s November 1, time to herald the start of National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo! The idea is to write like the wind all month and complete a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Or 50,000 words of a longer novel.
I am a NaNo Rebel this year, as I so often am. That means I’m stretching the rules to fit my own situation. Instead of starting to write a new novel today, I will be using this month to push ahead in an effort to finish the book I’ve been working on for months. In fact, I wrote my first outline for it as my NaNo Rebel project for NaNo 2020. That outline has gone through many changes since then, and I have a good portion of the book written. But I’ve been lurching forward with it in fits and starts, and I need to be more consistent with adding words to the page (or file).
I jumped in at midnight and had more than 400 words written by 1 am. That’s not exactly write-like-the-wind momentum, but it is 400 more words than I had when the calendar turned to November.
Stay tuned for progress reports.