It’s November, which means writers all over the world are challenging themselves to write an entire novel in a month. Despite being five hundred miles from home, living with my parents for two months, dealing with insurance companies and contractors, and having no office to write, I decided I was going to join in. What the heck, why not, right? 😉 At least I have Christmas-themed writer treats to go with my Christmas novel!
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) defines a novel as 50,000 words, which means each writer should average at least 1,667 words a day. Not too bad, actually.
I have heard the argument that 50,000 words is closer to a novella than a novel, but most of my first drafts come in short–around 60,000 words, with more words added in the editing stages, so NaNoWriMo is a great goal for me. (Check out my NaNo profile if you want to see more.)
Ten days in, we should all have about 17k words, and I am right on pace–if I had until the end of the month. Unfortunately, I am a little short on time the end of the month. Hubby is coming up the day before Thanksgiving and we are packed with family stuff until we leave to (finally) go back to NC over the weekend. So, my 50K really needs to be done by November 24th. I guess it is time to start doubling up on those word counts, huh? 😉
Are you NaNoing? How are you doing this month? How do you deal with the holiday thrown in? Do you try to finish before, or do you write straight through the holiday weekend? 💜