Thursday, November 1, 2012
NaNoWriMo Time of Year Again
It's NaNoWriMo time again. For those who don't know, that means National Novel Writing Month.
Basically, it's an event that challenges writers to write a novel in one month. I've never actually done NaNoWriMo, but I did once write a hetero pg romance novel in three weeks for a special home shopping TV event...with a pen name.
It wasn't easy. And I don't ever want to do it again. But it was a challenge and I am glad I did it. The novel did well on TV with a group of other romance novels, but tanked in sales after that because I never bothered to promote it. But I'm glad I did it, and not just for the financial reasons. Though it was intense, I proved to myself that I could actually do it.
I would recommend NaNoWriMo to any writer just for the sake of seeing how much you can do in one month. It's not impossible. I know this because I did it under contract with a deadline. You never know what might come as a result. And it's a novel you can always shop around to publishers when you're finished.
Here's a link to the NaNoWriMo web site where you can read more and get the facts: