NaNoWriMo

I’ve recently found out a group and a website called NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month.

At the beginning I didn’t know what this was about, but then I decided to join the group on face book. What I knew was that some people were trying to write a novel, an entire novel, in one month! What I didn’t know was that the group on face book was the top of the iceberg!

When I decided to have a look at the website I realized that there are members coming from all over the world. There are thousands of them, divided in areas, regions and cities.

It is amazing. The more I surf on internet, the more I find something new about the writing I didn’t know and I’ve never suspect existed.

I opened the account on the website, and now I’m one of the official participants.

Everything will start the 1st of November and will end the 30th. The challenge is to write a novel from the scratches, although some plotting is allowed before you start the actual writing. The novel had to be minimum 50,000 words, even if I saw at least one person who was aiming to the double!

I don’t even know if I’ll manage to go on the half way through but I want to try. The period of “No, I don’t want to do that”/ “It’s too difficult” / “It’s impossible” is over, now I have to do what I want to do and to try new things and to challenge myself. That’s the things I’m trying to do now, but I’ll tell you better in another post.

I have no idea what I will write about. I have loads of ideas in my head and a kind of neurons storm in my brain, but I believe I’ll do something fantasy.

I think that the best solution is jotting all my ideas on a piece of paper and then see what inspire me most.

Considering that I’m on holiday at the moment and when I’ll come back I’ll have to work and move in the new house I think that the task to write 2,000 words per day will be tough! But I’ll try to be tougher!

I also think that maybe when my colleagues tell me that I’m weird /mental/quirky, although they say it is a compliment, they’re telling a great truth!!!!

The only problem would be update regularly this blog, but I suppose that I’ll put here too my word count and some excerpts from the book as I’ll have to do on the account on the NaNoWriMo.

I already know that this will be stressful but hugely fun!

So happy week to everybody!!!

 



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4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo

  1. That’s so great that you’re challenging yourself Franny, I’m sure you’ll have fun and even if you don’t reach the numbers, you’ll do your best 🙂

    PS: there’s an award for you on my blog if you’d be up for accepting it 🙂

  2. I found this a little too late. But maybe if I try it as a personal challenge I can make it work for me.
    ¡Saliudos desde Lima!
    PS: I come from Estrella Azul’s blog.
    😀

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