The goal is to belt out 50,000 words by the end of the month. It doesn't have to be well written. There is no editing involved. It's just getting the words on the page. So for any of you who have that one story idea that's been swimming around in your head for years now's the time to write it.
I'm planning on participating this year. Anyone else want to give it a try?
I might have to commit myself to this. I've been talking with one of my supervisors about his writing at work and tossing ideas back and forth with him, and he keeps telling me I should write something.
I'm down for doing/attempting to do it! This is my first year being available to participate without exams/clinical placement bogging me down. Also, got Scrivener and iA Writer sitting here and it would be nice to justify the price I paid for them.
Can it be more about the word count than actually completing the full thing? I've been slowly building a novel idea for the past six years or so (wall behind the computer is plastered with mad ramblings), never once been able to put fingers to keyboard to word processor about it, think NaNoWriMo could be a good way to externally motivate myself but am guessing that this idea won't be half-over in 50k/30 days. Are they after the full story arc in a month or is it more about putting the effort in to get to the word count?
I've had stories and shit in my head since forever, but I always get frustrated when putting them down because I feel I'm just plain and simply a poor writer. When I try fleshing out things it always seems to be too little on the page, and artificially lengthening isn't any good.
That said, I'm going to make it a point to write something for this.