Wednesday, October 1 2014:

October 1 officially marks the one month countdown to National Novel Writing Month, aka, NaNoWriMo!

The idea of writing 50,000 words in a month can be a daunting goal for some. But it’s not the end goal that matters (it’s not really). National Novel Writing Month celebrates writers everywhere writing to meet theirs goals: novel, short stories, collection of poems, etc. Most notably, it’s about just writing. We are fickle about having to have everything exactly right, and when it’s not, we become discouraged, and we quit. NaNoWriMo encourages plowing our way through the terrible, overused commas, the grungy metaphors, and drug-induced drivel to get us to a point where we can start editing.

I owe a lot to NaNoWriMo. It gave me the push I needed to start writing my novel. No, I didn’t meet the 50,000 word count or finish my novel that month, but regardless I was writing and eventually DID finish writing my first draft.

If you have some kind of writing goal or simply just want to write for the fun of it, partake in this month long event. I included a link below if you’d like further details.



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