The #NaNoWriMo Checklist

As I’m about to embark on NaNoWriMo for third consecutive year, I have to re-blog Roger Colby’s words of wisdom & common sense. Not sure whether I will meet the 50k target this year, as too much going on. But good luck Roger and all who sail with us.

Writing Is Hard Work

In just two weeks we will be heading into dark territory.  The National Novel Writing Month will be upon us.  How many of you wordsmiths plan on cranking out a novel that month?  Well, you can include me in that mass of lemmings desiring to throw their minds into overdrive to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

I’ve worked out that one needs to write roughly 1666 words per day to meet the quota, and since I already do 1000 words per day as a personal goal, pouring on another number of the beast won’t be too much of a problem.  I usually take about an hour to crank out the 1000, so not much longer to do the rest.

Some myths must be busted right away about NaNoWriMo:

  1. It is a contest with prizes – No.  The only prize is the satisfaction of writing a 50,000 word novel.
  2. The…

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