I Took the NaNoWriMo Challenge
Ready, Set, Write!
NaNoWriMo is a fun word to say. Yet National Novel Writing Month—aka NaNoWriMo—is a lot of hard work. I took part in this month-long novel writing adventure, which happens every November. I had to keep telling myself I need to stop sleeping and begin putting my dreams to paper!
The point of NaNoWriMo is to challenge writers to reach a word count goal for a novel during the month of November. If you're 13 or younger, you can set your own word count goal with the Young Writer’s Program. For writers ages 13 or older, the goal is a full 50,000 words, or about 175 pages. Whatever your goal is, you have to try and achieve it one month. (Another fun word to say: Wrimos! That's what NaNoWriMo participants are called.)
There is no fancy prize for finishing your goal, just a nice feeling of accomplishment and a certificate to proudly display. Though, even if you don't reach your goal in time, you still have accomplished something great: the sense that you've tried. No matter what, you can always keep writing.
This was my first time to take part in NaNoWriMo. Right now, I'm listening to the music I "novel" by, the Evanescence/Coraline soundtrack. Daydreams of werewolves are spinning through my head. For those of you sharing this adventure, I wish you good luck. It's time for me to get back to writing my story.