November is National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short. Each November, authors and would-be authors alike are challenged with the task of writing a full-length novel (at least 50,000 words) by the end of the month.
I took part in NaNoWriMo one year, actually completing the challenge in full. The result was the first draft of what would become Darkness Calls. Other than that one time, however, I have not taken part in NaNoWriMo despite wanting to.
Once again I considered participating in NaNoWriMo. I have notebooks filled with story ideas, outlines, and the start of many stories I would like to turn into novels some day. Some day being the key phrase.
Right now my writing plate is full, and I would be afraid taking on NaNoWriMo would take my plate from full to overflowing. I am writing the sequel to Darkness Calls, writing the first draft of a memoir work, keeping up with the two blogs (this one and my other one, Living With Celiac Blog – livingwithceliacblog.wordpress.com), and have started writing poetry again. The next project up to bat is adding more research to an academic article I wrote on depictions of the female in Meyer’s Twilight series. As you can see, I am a busy girl.
I hope you all will take part in NaNoWriMo or at least consider it. 50,000 words in one month is a lot, but a lot of great ideas and characters can come out of it.
Either way, I leave you with this one word-nerd wisdom of the day: write on, people, write on.