Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Will NaNoWriMo Work for You?

I've been reading up on National Novel Writing Month (which is November). It promotes writing a 50,000-word novel in thirty days.

(You can read more about it here.)

I know some people have done it, and will do it this year, but . . .

I suspect a lot of would-be novelists give it a try and quickly get discouraged because the goal is too big. Especially for someone who doesn't write a lot of words every day on a regular basis. (Like telling a wanna-be runner to start with a daily 10-K. For a month.)

I write a lot but 1,500-plus words every day for a month? No way.

The organizers do emphasize it's output not content that matters but . . .

A smaller, workable word count over a longer period of time will produce a better novel, and give you a more accurate experience of what it is to write one.

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