November is novel writing month. Every year NanoWrimo has a writing contest where participants write a novel in a month. I participated last year but only got about 1700 words out of the 50,000 that were required to complete the challenge. I did, however, at least force myself to start writing again.
This year, I already have a concept in mind. I still don’t know if I will make it to 50,000 words in just 30 days, but I’m already in better shape than last years challenge.
I think I have mentioned before that I want to write a book of personal essays. Think David Sedaris meets Chelsea Handler with a splash of Sloane Crosley. That will be my book. I also already have a few topics in mind for chapters of my novel in the making. Wait, I think that is now 2 steps ahead of where I was last year.
The rules state that writing cannot begin until November, but I think planning my writing before then is completely legitimate.
I know that several of my friends and fellow bloggers are participating in this challenge as well. I would love you to add me as a writing buddy on the site! Let me know if you’re interested and I will send you my username.
Good luck to all. Let’s write some novels.