It was bound to happen.
I will be starting my fourth year as a blogger in November, and I’ve seen a whole lot of NaNoWriMo stuff going through my Reader, along my blogging journey. To be honest, I hadn’t even noticed that it took place in November, and to me it was just some very mysterious challenge, that a lot of skilled writers I know seemed to have tried out.
What the dang is NaNoWriMo??
I did my homework, and called Google, and we had a chat, and I think I get it. So for those of you who, just like me, didn’t know much about it until today, here’s a brief (and clear, I hope) explanation…
NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month”. And the goal is simple; to write a 50,000 words novel during the month of November. There are no cash prizes, so don’t even think about cheating! The only thing you’ll get out of this challenge, if you make it through, is a lot of pride, AND a 50,000 words novel!
I want to try this out.
My main worry, aside from finding an interesting plot to develop, is wether I should start this NaNoWriMo Challenge in French or English. It seems to me it would be easier in French, speed-wise, for obvious reasons. But, I feel that if I want more support, and with a little luck, have a couple of people read what I am coming up with, to have feedback, it would be much easier to get that from English speaking readers. I’m still debating over this with myself.
I have created my account on http://www.nanowrimo.org and I am getting familiar with all the features. I know I’ll have to put in my daily word-count, and that I can win badges, but there’s still so much to learn.
Please let me know if you’re part of the challenge, so I can add you to my “writing buddies”! I’m listed under “Cyranny” (no surprise there, LOL)
And if you have participated, and/or are participating this year, what are your advices for a newcomer? If I’m to fail at this, I’d like to do it with panache! Mouahahahahaha But seriously, I’d be glad to read your thoughts about your own experience!