It’s almost the best time of year. No, not holiday time. It’s almost NaNoWriMo time!!
In case you’ve lived under a writing rock for the last 14 years, let me do a quick run-down: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts annually on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in only 30 days.
Possible? Yes. Easy? Hell no!
That’s why I’m once again hosting a NaNoWriMo Road Map workshop.
I find it a total waste of time for writers to just sit down November 1 and start writing. Most writers who do this end up quitting a couple weeks (or days) in because they’re:
- Out of ideas
- Don’t know what to write
Plus I’m not a fan of wasting time whatsoever. And attempting NaNoWriMo without a plan is a time waste in my book.
Sure, you could just sit down and write and maybe cross the 50,000-word finish line. But would you end up with a novel you can actually do something with? No.
In fact, most writers who attempt and win NaNoWriMo never end up touching the manuscript again. Isn’t that a tragedy?
We’re writers, so we’ll always write things we do nothing with. But when you’re going to sacrifice a whole month and spend that many hours writing 50,000 words, you want them to be words you can do something with, don’t you?
That’s where the NaNoWriMo Road Map workshop comes in.
During the course of the workshop, you and I will work together via email to create a badass story plan that tells you everything you need to know to write your story come November 1.
Once you start writing, you’ll have a complete plan for what to write, where to write it and how to write it. Then if you complete NaNoWriMo, you’ll have a novel draft you can actually do something with.
Doors to sign up for the workshop are open from today until September 30. The workshop officially starts on October 1, but as soon as you register you’ll receive Introduction worksheets and instructions, so you can get started right away.
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