Thursday, October 7, 2010

NaNo

I'm doing NaNo this year. I've signed up yesterday. It's my first time, so I'm excited and nervous.

Writing a novel (50,000 words) in a month without trying to edit or rewrite as I go will be a challenge. Who am I kidding? Getting 50,000 words on paper (well on a word document) in 30 days is a challenge in itself.

But NaNo's more than a challenge for me, it's a chance.

A chance to write.

Just write.

I'll use NaNo to try my hands at something new. A genre I've never written before (still YA though). I can't wait to see how that plays out. I hope I'll reach the NaNo goal and that the 50k words don't suck too much.

So are some of you doing NaNo? Or do you think it's a waste of time? If you participate, why? To try something new?

4 comments:

Colene Murphy said...

NaNo will be so great for you! I hope you have fun!

Abby Minard said...

I tried to do it last year and didn't get one word written. I wrote on my WIP, but I just couldn't start a new story as well as work on my current one. So, since I'm in the same boat, I may just give myself a goal to actually finish my WIP during NaNoWriMO.

Willa said...

Wow that is a LOT of words!

Sandy Shin said...

I've signed up for NaNo, also, because I'd love to get a good portion (50k, hopefully) of my new WiP written by the end. I'll still be writing YA dystopian/sci-fi, but there are a few surprising and different elements. :)