I know it starts in November, but I’m already thinking about participating in NaNoWriMo again this year. Planning outlines and writing plot notes is allowed, however writing doesn’t begin until November the 1st and then you have a month to write 50,000 words. The organisers also host a Young Writers event in November http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
I only made it to around 6,000 words last year, but I really enjoyed the process. It’s all about quantity, not quality, which is a fun creative challenge in itself. Imagine what you might write if you sat down to write 2000 words a night! You’ll end up with a (nonsensical?) novel roughly the length of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or the Great Gatsby. You might even learn something along the way!
I’m mentioning it now, as a reminder to myself and to you in case you’d like to participate. You can choose any genre you like! I wonder which genre I’ll choose this year? In the meantime, I need to read some more fiction (any suggestions?) to get my creative juices flowing.
So, will you have a go with me? I’m hoping that if I start planning now, I might make it it 20,000 words this year.
And if you make it to 50,000 words, you’ll probably end up doing a happy dance, like this girl (amazing what you can find on Youtube!!