Never heard of this month before? You’re probably not alone. Here are the basics:
Commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days.
That’s it. That’s really all you have to do. If you want to take it a step further and be both held accountable to your commitment and share your success formerly with others, you’ll have to register with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).
When the writing begins, you update your word count daily on the website. At the end of the month (or if you reach 50,000 words earlier), you validate the fact you have reached this goal by copying and pasting your words (story, start of a story) into the validator box where you’d normally update your word count. This has to be done no later than November 30th, 11:59 PM in your time zone.
When you register, select your region to keep informed of events that may be of interest to the area. You also earn a badge to put on your website/blog by completing specific milestones.
To learn more, check out the website. You can also connect with them on other unsocial medias like Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Personally, I won’t be registering because this is a personal challenge. I’ll post updates here, but I’m not interested in pasting my entire 50,000 words onto a website regardless of how secure it.
Others may enjoy the validation, so definitely take advantage of this. Others may need the daily encouragement and accountability to keep writing. Definitely reach out to this site for the support to reach your goal.
Are you writing a novel in November? Will it be a personal challenge or a validated one? Is this your first time?