I have always wanted to write a novel. And for once I feel like I can actually complete that goal. I have been working on my rough draft for about a month already, not writing everyday, but keeping the thoughts flowing. Before today I had 18,243 words. Generally speaking I've ready you want to have at least 200,000 for a solid 300-ish page novel. That seems like a daunting task. However, 18 hundred words towards the same novel idea is already a record for me.
The point is, I'm excited. This is a challenge to not only keep thoughts flowing, but to write a good chunk everyday to keep the novel moving forward. Hopefully by this time next year, I will be talking about how to publish a novel instead of writing one.
There is a website dedicated to this particular challenge: http://www.nanowrimo.org. It is a cool place for writers to get local inspiration and encouragement as well as editor support and a general kick in the butt to start writing.
If any other writers are already doing this challenge or any who want to start, I would love to encourage each other. As it is, I'm not planning on boring you with too much writing jargon, but I am going to use my blog as a sort of record as to how I'm progressing for this month.
starting count: 18,243
end count: 20,263
Total words added today: 2020