The National Novel Writing Month is fast approaching. It has been popping up in November for a number of years now. I’ve never taken up the challenge, but a nagging itch has me thinking about taking it on this year.
In a nutshell, (and according to the NaNoWriMo website), “National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to draft an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!”
I’ve really enjoyed the space my WordPress blog has offered me since I began blogging back in August this year. The thoughts and ideas I’ve shared here haven’t always been the easiest to write or share, but the act of writing these thoughts and ideas has really helped to transform my creativity as well as my coping approaches to the highs and lows of life.
So. I’m doing it. I’m going to take on the 50,000 words in 30 day challenge this year. (!!)
There might be an idea that recently surfaced in my writing daydream time a few days ago that could also have some length involved with it, so I think I will work on that plot. I need to come up with a title, short synopsis, and excerpt to share on my Dashboard at the NaNoWriMo website (linked above).
NaNoWriMo begins November 1st, so that gives me 7 days to do some rough plot planning before I launch into the drafting starting November. The last time I took a fiction writing class was 20 years ago during my undergraduate degree, so I definitely need to do some brushing up.
I stumbled upon the Fiction University blog maintained and written by Janice Hardy. Already found some useful plot resources.
I also see that WordPress offers a 4-week self-guided workshop titled Writing: Shaping your Story that will probably be helpful once I’ve completed the novel because it (the WordPress course) focuses on editing and re-writing.
Well, feet first in. Here we go!
[In response to the Daily Prompt: Transformation, because I feel a transformation is definitely occurring for me these days because of my writing!]