I think I’ve been doing NaNo for ’round a decade now.
Oh, for those who don’t know, NaNo is short for NaNoWriMo. Which is short for National Novel Writing Month.
You write a novel (or rather the first draft of one) from scratch during the month of November. It’s on an honor system and you get a printable certificate with a spot for your name and the title of the novel.
Most of us are in it for the fun of breakneck writing. There’s a great community vibe that is worth looking forward to each year.
In the summer we go to Camp NaNo. There, the parameters are looser. It is more light hearted, if you will, as befitting the theme.
NaNo works out to a minimum of 1667 words a day. And there have been mad individuals who have done all 50,000 words on the first day.
If you’ve ever wanted to work on that one project that keeps rattling around in your brain pan, might I suggest you join us in our insanity. It’s ever so much fun. Pantsers and planners both are welcome.
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