As Nanowrimo approaches, there is a lot of buzz going around. I’ve read blog posts on things you need to do to accomplish writing your 50,000 words. That has ranged in everything from where you write and what you eat to mapping out your plot and working on your character development. I’ve also read posts on how anxious people are about hitting that word-goal. It takes a lot of time and dedication to get it done and is most definitely daunting!
Personally, I’ve done Nanowrimo four times and was a winner three of them because I ditched one year’s project to work on something else. I’ve also done the Nanorwimo style of writing (50,000 words in one month) to write three other books (not in November).
This isn’t to brag. It’s simply to let you know that the Nanowrimo style of writing has worked for me.
And there’s really only two things I’ve followed each time: the first is to focus on the word count; the second is to have fun.
It seems simple enough. And I honestly believe that it is. Continue reading