We’re staring down the back-end of 2017…
And you might already be feeling like the year is over, throw in the towel, give up, and try again in January. And while you’re at it, pass me another cookie.
What if you followed what novel writers have done for the last 19 years and turn November into a month-long sprint to get your book done. I’m talking about joining over 400,000 authors (who are writing novels) to put your head down and write 50,000 words in one month.
Yep, I’m talking about NaNoWriMo! That stands for National Novel Writing Month where every November, participants from around the world begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. The “rules” state that you can plan, outline, think, and research as much as you want in October, but on November 1, you start a brand-new novel with no words already written.
So get out a fresh Word document and put your fingers on the keys!
Writing a book is a great exercise in discipline, refining your thought processes, and creativity. Even if you have no desire to write a novel, November is a great month to do the writing you are interested in.