Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Month of Writing Novels

Well, 50,000 words worth of one, at any rate. I've known about NaNoWriMo for a long time, but this is the first time I've actually signed up for it. I have started writing as of today, but my goal is really just to 1. type up all the hand-written scenes for this story, and 2. finish the zero draft before Christmas. 50,000 words will get me most of the way there, if not to the end (I have no idea how many words are written on the story at this point, though I think even 10,000 is still a low estimate).

I call it a zero draft because I know trying to finish it in a month, well, it's gonna be pretty rough, too rough to even fairly call it a first draft, and I'm okay with that. But I need the words on the page before I can do anything else.

So is anyone else doing NaNo this year? If you are and you want to connect for encouragement's sake, I am SabrinaV there.

Happy writing, everyone.

2 comments:

jjdebenedictis said...

**flails her NaNoWriMo pompoms**

Good luck! May your fingers fly!

Sabrina said...

Thank you! I've been struggling to get into the writing spirit for a while now, but then I started writing more notes, then scenes, so now I just want to put it all together.

Are you doing NaNo as well, JJ?