Erin Green Author - blog
If you know me, you know I love November. November is my chance to write a minimum of 50,000 words in one month alongside a global community of authors participating in NaNoWriMo. It might sound crazy, manic and totally absurd but it works for me. For one month of the year, everything which I love in life is forgotten in favour of the daily word count of 1667 words. Repeated 30 times it will deliver 50,010 words - that's half a draft 1 novel for me!
I have already planned (twice, in fact) a feasible plot line on post-it notes, my manuscript template is created and I am raring to go at midnight. I will wait for my local church to strike the hour and then, my fingers will begin.
This is my ninth NaNoWriMo - I intend to enjoy this experience but you never know what is in store for you. So, my fingers are crossed for a decent Nano experience. I have signed up many new buddies, some of them are first-timers, who I hope to support through the experience as well as Helen Phiffer buddied me back in 2012!
My plan is to write everyday. To aim for 2000 words each day to hopefully provide a safety net should the unexpected occur during the month. It pays to plan ahead for the unexpected, you know what life is.
I will be totally honest about my NaNo experience, my followers know I'll say if I'm finding it tough or dry-up partway through the month. Likewise if the words flow, I'll be chuffed to bits. You can never plan for the month ahead - you can simply try your best.
Good luck, folks! I'll see you on the other side of midnight!
Day 1: As always, I stayed up to begin NaNoWriMo at midnight. I managed to write my first thousand words before sleep took over. This morning, I've settled down to another writing session to complete my daily word count. I love the fact that so many writers around the globe are connected by one annual event. There are occasions when the act of writing can feel fairly insular but never during November. (2,178/50,000)