I first heard of NaNoWriMo – a clever shortening of National Novel Writing Month – in one Booktuber’s (a YouTuber that talks about books) video. Essentially, NaNoWriMo is an annual internet based creative writing project held on the month of November. The idea is to write a novel in the span of a month with a deadline requirement of 50,000, finished or not finished (and is edited later). The idea is to focus on completion rather than perfection.
As a person that abhors deadlines and requirements, I actually dig the idea of NaNoWriMo. We all have that idea right, and we get excited, and then we stumble through writer’s block and almost always give up on our really good idea. But NaNoWriMo helps us with that. There are a bunch of support and incentives to get you through your deadline.
So right now, I am thinking of doing the NaNoWriMo challenge. 50,000 words in one month. Sounds doable right? Right?
Funnily enough, I just finished a book that started in NaNoWriMo. So this NaNoWriMo business just keeps getting interesting. I dig a little deeper and find more titles that bloomed from NaNoWriMo and I am seriously impressed.
If you want to know more and is as interested as I am you can visit the NaNoWriMo website here. Subscription is free! And if you’re already doing NaNoWriMo or has done it before, please, hit me up in the comments. Let me know what are the pro’s and con’s of this project.