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Writing An Entire Novel In A Month on Speed

Well, not quite speed in the weed sense, but you certainly need to write fast.

If you sign up the wacky (but wonderful) NaNoWriMo (aka National Novel Writing Month), you must commit (to yourself) to writing 50,000 words in a month. Can be gibberish. No one’s looking. But you gotta write those 1667 words a day, more if you’re able. And you get a certificate at the end of the month.

I’ve done it thrice (skipped a couple), can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’ve always wanted to write a novel, but always have a ton of excuses, now’s your chance. The madness starts on the first of November. The high at the end of the month is incredible. You’ll figure if you can write 50,000 words in a month, you can write a novel. That’s how I got started, btw.

Sign up now, find fellow NaNoWriMoers in your neighborhood and get going.

 

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  1. October 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Yes, this is a fine way of being pushed to write… this is the PROVERBIAL PROD writers need to get started…

  2. rasanaatreya
    October 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    That’s exactly what it is. I might make another go at it. Lets see.

  3. October 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I am going to finally do it this year Rasana. Thanks for reminding me about it. 20 days to warm up for NaNoWriMo is good preparation:)

    • rasanaatreya
      October 11, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      Good for you, Anita. Will be rooting for you. Didn’t know you checked out my blog! 🙂

  4. Gargi Mehra
    October 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I’m considering signing up too! Let’s hope I’m able to do it.

  5. rasanaatreya
    October 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Good for you! Good luck.

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