Tuesday, 24 April 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018

NaNoWriMo is the abbreviated name for National Novel Writing Month. It is held every November and this year will mark my first ever participation. I am so excited about it that I cannot wait for November already.

But what is NaNoWriMo exactly? Well...

"On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000 word novel by 11:59pm on November 30."
As many of you are aware, I have been working on my first ever novel for over a year now and
making slow progress. Well I'm setting myself the challenge to have my first draft completely finished by the end of NaNoWriMo. Normally you're supposed to start a new novel and write the full 50,000 words in the month but as this is my first year and I'm dedicated to getting this novel finished, I'll be focusing solely on completing my first draft. To write 50,000 words in 30 days, you have to reach 1,667 words every single day. My novel is currently approx 24,000 words so I can have the required daily word count to reach my 50k total by the end of November.

I'm so excited to participate and even bought myself a pretty expensive coffee travel mug to keep me going. I say expensive, it was $15 for the travel mug but then another $25 for the shipping alone! £40 for a single travel mug is ridiculous but it's great quality, NaNoWriMo branded and has humorous imagery on the back. It cost a lot but I can't wait to sit it down beside me, full of coffee as I get stuck into completing my novel. This is going to be awesome!

Participation in NaNoWriMo is completely free and everyone is welcome to join. If you enjoy writing, have always wanted to write a novel or want to challenge yourself then head to www.nanowrimo.org to sign up.

Until next time,
Alli xo

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