I am a NaNoWriMo warrior. Are you?
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month; it’s held each November. This event focuses upon quantity, and not necessarily quality. People everywhere are encouraged to write 50,000 words during this month. By the end of the month, you should have a novel written. If you write a novel in one month, I assume the remaining eleven months of the year are needed to clean up your writing! At least, that’s what my work will need.
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I attended a creative writing workshop at this fantastic place called The Clearing in the beginning of this past summer. Building upon a plot that came to me in a dream, I began writing a story. Due to the distractions of daily life, I stopped working on this story around August. NaNoWriMo seems like a good excuse to dust off this story and get back in the creative groove.
It’s November 8. I have written 2,700 words so far. As you can see, that’s way less than is needed to make the goal of 50,000 by the end of the month. Nonetheless, I think it’s great! That’s 2,700 words that I normally wouldn’t have written.