So, National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) is next month. Just in case you don't know what that is, here's the low down. During November writers take the challenge of writing a whole book in one month. That's 50,000 words so approximately 1666.666666666667 words a day. It's a crazy and challenging experience, but it can be rewarding.
There are many reasons to take part in NANOWRIMO. First time writers get a taste of writing a book and long time writers get a challenge of writing a book in a month.
Whatever your reason, deciding to commit to such a project is a bit daunting. So, you should weigh up your options and take a realistic approach to this. Do you have enough time? Can you commit to this project? Do you have enough ideas? Can you get by without doing homework/housework/eating/sleeping? Do you have the willpower? People who haven't written a book before don't know what they're in for when they start to write. So, all I can really say is be prepared for lots of ups and downs and to push through it all.
Personally, I'm not going take part in NANOWRIMO. I have exams next month and, as an avid writer, I know my limits. Anyway, every day for me is National Writing Day.
Anjulie Te Pohe
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