Thoughts on NaNoWriMo

People have been asking me lately — as they do every year — whether or not I will participate in National Novel Writing Month. The answer — as it is every year — is probably not. November is a busy time for school. I’ll be writing essays and reading books and doing all manner of hair-pulling.

However, I also have a book to finish. It sits at a nice, fat length (to me, anyway) of 65k words right now. My goal is 85-90, and I may need more in order to get everything accomplished that I want. I’m anticipating another five or six chapters at least — and maybe some more chapters sprinkled throughout what I already have. I want to have this thing done by the end of the semester, which ends on December 8th or around then.

What I’ve decided to do for NaNoWriMo, instead of starting something new and signing up and all that malarkey, is PUSH to get this first draft done by the end of November. I don’t need 50k more words, but I do need a completed draft, so I think that’s a pretty reasonable goal. I feel like the momentum I’ve been building in these last few months can last at least that long.

Can’t wait to be done with this draft so I can start revisions!

What are your plans for NaNoWriMo?


Published by Liz

I'm a writer living and working in Cincinnati, OH. I've been writing for ages and ages. Somehow now I'm actually getting someone to pay me to do it.

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