Saturday, November 1, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

I am not a novelist.

I can't write fiction. I love to read fiction, but I can't write it.

Each year the month of November is devoted to writing your novel. The goal is to write 50,000 words in one month. There's a website and Facebook page to keep you motivated. You can log your word count each day. Heck, there are even prizes. 

I've consider doing it for 3 years. THREE YEARS. 

I signed up yesterday after reading their description of "novel" -- We define a novel as “a lengthy work of fiction.” Beyond that, we let you decide whether what you’re writing falls under the heading of “novel.” In short: If you believe you’re writing a novel, we believe you’re writing a novel, too. 

Okay, so basically I can write anything I want and call it a novel for the purposes of this event. 

I did the math. It's close to 1700 words a day. Uhm -- that's a lot of words to all come from my head.

So wish me luck. I'm starting my memoir as a novel this month. I'm changing names to protect the guilty -- for the time being.

I've got 677 words so far.


  1. Awesome! I will def sign up as a follower!!! Don't think I have 50,000 words in me this holiday season: Nov. b'days, women's retreat, Thanksgiving, Christmas - and working in some days to make gifts and cards...hmmm?! But I will still be writing when I can (or feel the urge!). Keep sharing; I'll keep reading!

  2. Wonderful and good for you! Write it out, sister. Praying it will be a blessing to you as it flows and a blessing to others as they read!

  3. I debated joining and just don't think I'm in for it this year. I've always wanted to write a novel, though! Best of luck and I'll be following along!

  4. I just joined you in the NaNoWriMo project. 1770 words today. Write 31 days really left me feeling the NEED to write. I'm doing an older elementary age adventure. Good luck with your project!


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