I’m participating in NaNoWriMo this year! National Novel Writing Month is a worldwide, virtual writing event during the month of November during which hundreds of thousands of people around the world set one goal for themselves: to write 50,000 words (a novel) in a month. That’s 1,667 every day.
I first did Camp NaNoWriMo twice in 2013 (I was 13), with goals of 10,000 and 15,000 words, and ended up with a finished story called Churning Waters, a favourite pair of fuzzy socks, and a new perspective on turning the impossible possible.
Preptober preparations you’ll see in this vlog included:
- bringing my NaNo prep notebook everywhere with me. (Including to the opera!) Find my prep notebook (Moleskine Cahier) on Amazon (*affiliate link)
- thoughts on goal setting and 3 lessons I learned from NaNoWriMo
- going to TWO in-person community events in Toronto! (SO COOL)
This is for YOU too. If the thought of finishing the month with more words written down than when you started peaks your interest EVEN A TINY BIT … sign up here! https://nanowrimo.org/
A participant of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
Traits that characterize many Wrimos include a love of writing, irritability when interrupted while writing, and a deep understanding of the numbers 1667 and 50,000. (Source: http://www.wikiwrimo.org)
NaNoWriMo Lesson 1: It doesn’t take anything special. (This realization can be simultaneously motivating and unpleasant.)
NaNoWriMo Lesson 2: The conditions won’t always be perfect for you to start.
NaNoWriMo Lesson 3: It’s fun & easy to start new things. Commit to the follow through.
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