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“Stopping a piece of work just because it’s hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it.” -Stephen King

It’s November again everyone. You know what that means? It’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. NaNoWriMo is exactly what it sounds like, one month dedicated to writing a novel. The goal? To write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. If you want to visit the official site, click here.

I tried to do it in 2016 and got to 40,000 words and this year my goal is to actually win. By win, I mean complete 50,000 words. I’m hoping to finally have my book finished this year and my first draft typed up and ready for my beta readers by my birthday next year.

Of course, on day five, I am behind. This is due to two things; decided on day three to actually participate this year and me procrastinating. I spent weeks going back and forth on the idea of doing NaNoWriMo this year. So far, the last two years I’ve decided to participate, something big happens in my life. My friend gets hit by a car, I start going through a divorce. I’m confident nothing drastic will happen this year, though.

There is so much out there about NaNoWriMo and it can get crazy but it’s also exciting. Something I found recently that made me feel good was this page here. Who knew that a popular book series such as Cinder was started during NaNoWriMo?

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you continue coming back. Comment below to let me know if you’ve ever participated in NaNoWriMo or if you think my goals for my book are reasonable. For cool videos on NaNoWriMo, visit here.

 

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