National Novel Writing Month


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November may be well known for turkey and stuffing and being stuffed and shopping for Christmas, but for many writers, November means hunkering down and writing a first draft of the novel that has been knocking around their head for six months.

I love this process–it’s the one I use whenever I do a first-draft whether it’s November or not. It works for me because I’m not a first-draft-perfectionist. I need to get the story down, messy as it may be in order to work with it. So, I’ve been researching my WIP and sending out queries for my last book and I’ve neglected starting this one. But now, it’s just me and the computer and 1650 words a day or so and I love it. I love this part.

Anyone else have NaNoWriMo underway?

3 thoughts on “National Novel Writing Month

  1. Kathie — I’ve always admired your ability to just jump right (write) in and push through that first draft without restraint. (I’m learning it’s much more important to get the words down rather than try to perfect them. Learned that the hard way!) How’s it going so far? Best of luck with it!

  2. Kathie, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo as well! It’s a grueling, exciting, energizing process! And this year, I’m not reading a word of what I’ve written until the end — I’m hoping it will be a treat to sit down in December and read what I’ve created!

    I think the new idea you’ve chosen is intriguing! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

    Good luck!


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