Old NaNoWriMo Projects
I thought that my first bit of writing here would really be on poetry since that is what I write most, or on music since that is what I do for a living, but no. I decided to post about NaNoWriMo. For those who are not familiar with the NaNoWriMo project, the term "NaNoWriMo" is short for National Novel Writing Movement. Every year, on November 1, writers around the world sit down and start a novel. The goal is to have at least 50,000 words of it completed and submitted to verification by the end of November. In case you don't want to do the math, it breaks down to about 1700 or so words a day, everyday for the month of November.
I have participated three times and completed the project twice. The time I didn't finish, I still had about 35,000 words completed. I just found that I didn't like my characters. so I have three novels started. But for the most part, 50,000 words doesn't a novel make. So one of my goals for this , is to get my old Nano projects into publishable form.
How does that relate to my writing today? Well today, I picked up one of those projects and started in again. I am at 56,000 words and some change now. So I worked on that, taught a couple of lessons (I teach voice), and had a decent practice. I also wrote one piece of poetry today. And today, I made my way here to this writing site.
So maybe I will post again about the Nano projects as they go along. Anyone else out there with old NaNoWriMo projects waiting to be completed?
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