Struggling with writer's block? Want to finish a novel? Then you’re in good company! Thousands of writers around the world are gearing up to write 1 whole bonafide novel over the next 30 days as they participate in National Novel Writing Month – which we writers call NaNoWriMo.
(Note: If the links on this blog post appear to be broken, that’s because NaNoWriMo’s website is being besieged by writers. Google the link for “National Novel Writing Month,” and hopefully, Google will get you to the website.)
Today, we’re revving up our typing fingers: NaNoWriMo’s official word count calculator is keeping tally of every word we write! Our goal for this first day is to write 1,667 words. That figure translates into roughly 6.5 pages in standard manuscript format.
As for me . . . The ol’ deWolfe gal will be heading out to a public write-in this evening. Since I’m under deadline for my current novel, the call of NaNoWriMo is a welcome one! Last time I participated in the NaNoWriMo festivities, I wrote a "blue streak." Who would have thought I could pound out a whole book in 30 days?
How about you? Are you looking for help? Inspiration? More friendly writers on your path? Then visit the online headquarters of NaNoWriMo, where you can hunt down a regional write-in for your area. If you’re not fond of writing in a restaurant setting or a public library, then you’ll find online write-ins, too.
I encourage you to join the fun and festivities of National Novel Writing Month. Check out the website of NaNoWriMo today so you can get your Great American Novel written faster than you ever thought possible!