My hand slipped. *Shrugs*
For anyone unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an online international writing challenge that takes place every November. The goal of the challenge is to write 1667 words every day throughout the month, which totals 50,000 words at the end of the month. It is completely free to sign up for and participate in, although you are able to donate to the organization that hosts it if you so wish. It is meant to inspire anyone who has ever thought about writing a book to sit down and do it. You are meant to write without editing, without worrying about finding the perfect word; the goal is simply to get words on the page and leave the rest for the revision process.
It seems like I am incapable of keeping myself from signing up from NaNoWriMo, even when I know all too well that I really do not have the time to dedicate to it. I like being part of that community, even if I am not fully participating, and I always hope it will inspire me to write a least a few words every day; a little progress is better than no progress, right? So when I signed up this year I did it with the intention of writing 500 words a day, which would leave me with 15,000 words at the end of the month.
But honestly…I’m really tempted to go for the win this year.
I wrote 2,066 words yesterday. I just couldn’t stop. And I cannot remember the last time I was so inspired and excited about writing. I’m still behind the target- the “on-track” goal for the third day of NaNo is 5,000 words and at the end of the night I was sitting at 3,092- but it would not take much for me to catch up. Hell, if I writing like I did yesterday I’ll be caught up by day 6.
It is super tempting. I’ve never won NaNoWriMo in all my years of participating. Maybe, just maybe, this could be the year.
If anyone is interested, here is the slap dash synopsis of my book I put together for my NaNo page.
Aysunadi was born a sorceress in a land where magic is forbidden by the king, her father. When she learns of his plan to have her killed and to pin the murder on the foreign prince he is forcing her to marry, she runs away, determined to escape her father’s kingdom forever. But before she can make it to the border, she is caught up in a group of sorcerer rebels who want her help in a revolution they hope will overthrow her father’s rule.
If you are interested in signing up it is not too late! Just pop over to NaNoWriMo.org! If you are participating in NaNoWriMo this year I would love to be buddies with you! My NaNo page can be found here! Best of luck to everyone and their NaNo novels!