Should I be a NaNo Rebel?
November has arrived… you know what that means: NaNoWriMo, a month dedicated to writing a novel, beginning from scratch and reaching the 50,000 word mark by the end of the month. I participated in NaNoWriMo last year, partially just to try it out, partially to encourage other members of my writing club to join me, and partially because I knew that any practice writing could prove helpful. I didn’t reach 50,000 words, though. Not even close. I got about 17,000. Mostly because I got lost in a sea of missing inspiration regarding the plot.
This year, I had decided against doing it again. Today, though, I began thinking. What if instead of doing NaNoWriMo I just tried to write as many words as possible in the novel that I’m currently working on? I’m at 12,936 words as of now. What if I just tried to get to 50,000 from there? That would put me at a little over 37,000 words, twenty thousand more than I got last year.
It’s totally cheating, of course, but I think that it sounds perfectly reasonable, given my situation. What do you guys think? Would you support me in this NaNo-esque quest if I choose to take it up?
- The Pros and Cons of NaNoWriMo (onewaytowonder.wordpress.com)
- I’ve got the NaNoWriMo jitters. Bad. (writeaubreywrite.wordpress.com)
- I am ready for NaNoWriMo (cindydejager.wordpress.com)