What the heck is that? National Novel Writing Month. A worldwide event that takes place through the entirety of November to write 50k words. We have write-ins (where I am now hehe), sprints, groups, communities… all to get together to encourage one another to get those words in. And if you write 1667 a day, you will meet your goal. There are also camps in April and July with a looser goal structures, like pages or only writing 20K words. I wrote Bad Luck Genie during 2019 April Camp NaNoWriMo and revised during November’s event.
One thing I find about NaNoWriMo is the goals and the badges push me to sit in my chair and write. To get those words down. I’m forming good habits.
The bad thing is that sometimes I forget I need a break. This year I started NaNo already a little burnt out, and by the third day, I had to take a break. In the past, writing 30 days in a row, getting more than 100K words in feels like your eyeballs are being pulled out of your nose with a crochet hook. And I don’t write a single word in December. So, remember breaks are important.
This year for NaNoWriMo, I’m writing book 2 (The title is subject to change). I’m pretty happy with my progress so far, but really looking forward to editing this. I’m a far better rewriter than I am a writer.
On a completely unrelated note…
Leaves are falling in Animal Crossing New Horizons! I don’t know what it is about running around catching leaves, but I love it. Also, my fairy garden is almost complete. Tomorrow there will be a big patch for turkey day, toy day, and new year’s. Excited to see the changes!
I am currently reading Indexing by Seanan McGuire.
What are you reading?