While it’s implied in my handle, some may not know that I write. More than just blog posts, that is. Creative writing is a passion on mine, and one that typically gets relegated to the very bottom of all to-do lists. But not this month!
Whether you know it or not (you will now!), November is National Novel Writing Month. The personal goal is to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November, and while not quite long enough to be a real novel, it’s a great start. Tonight, I typed out 3152 new words to a story that’s been rattling in my mind for a while. This is the month to finally get it on paper.
A daily goal of 1667 words would set an even pace for this challenge, however I want to keep my weekends free from writing so that I can enjoy the rare time with my hubby. That means seven days worth of writing needs to happen in four, maybe five if I feel up to writing after driving three hours home (probably won’t happen). So, for four days, my goal has to be 3125 to make this work and tonight I wrote a tiny bit more–that’s always a good thing. This is my fourth year but I’ve yet to reach the 50,000 word goal. Starting off strong isn’t the issue, it’s keeping it up for a month that gets hard. However, I’ve got the best plan and notes yet as this month begins. I know that this year I will complete the challenge and make the goal.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo 2011? If so, good luck. If not, there’s still time to join!