November, for writers, is nothing more than National Novel Writing Month. It is an entire month that acts as the prime excuse to write more and finally put our writing hopes and goals into action.
I have never successfully followed through with National Novel Writing Month. Not every writer in the world has managed to do so. However, a considerable amount of writers have and to that I say “Congratulations!”
This year, for NaNoWriMo 2019, I want to change my track record.
My goal for this year’s National Novel Writing Month is to make progress on the novel idea I have skating around the walls of my brain.
I am not anticipating arriving to the conclusion of November with 50,000 words typed in front of me. I am, however, expecting to be several thousand words closer to the final product than I ever was before.
As writers, I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to write an entire book. In fact, a sense of dread may appear as November’s opening day arrives. We must not succumb under the weight of pressure.
All good things take time.
Consider the month of November a chance to accelerate through your story idea, understand its purpose more, and take the time to fully grasp who your characters are. Avoid entering the realm of second-guessing and questioning. Just write.
My hope is to take my time with this developing story. My hope is to look back onto the month and be both proud and impressed with the words I wrote and effort I put in. Though, this is something we should be doing with our writing on a regular basis.
The novel I am going to be writing acts as a sequel to the last book I wrote, just shy of 300 pages. The editing and revising stage is currently underway on that novel. However, with the title already confirmed for the yet-to-be-written story, I am excited to begin!
As day one of November is here, what are you hoping to accomplish this NaNoWriMo?
Click here, to check up on a daily updated page of my word count and page count each day of NaNoWriMo.
Good luck, writers!