If you’ve got a story brewing in you and have been looking for an excuse to write it down, look no further. It’s National Novel Writing Month!
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, is a global event that draws in writers from all over the world. This creative writing project inspires people to commit to writing a 50,000-word long manuscript in just 30 days. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people pick up the gauntlet.
How to get it done?
Step one: Open a new document (or grab a pen and paper).
Step two: Write the first word.
Step three: Add another 1,667.
Step four: Lather, rinse, repeat daily.
Yes, step two might sound funny (and obvious), but beginnings are always tough. Don’t look for the right words; there’ll be time for them later. To be brutally honest, the manuscript you’ll create will be most likely far from perfect. It might be clumsy, riddled with typos and continuity errors. It might need plenty of rework, changes, and editing.
But it’ll be yours.
There’ll never be a better time to start your manuscript than now. In the times of COVID-19, stay-at-home orders, and self-isolation, find something to look forward to each day. Create something special while in your jammies.
Here is some help with getting in the mood, or finding the best music to get your creative juices flowing. And if you writing a novel is not your thing, here are some tips on finding a ghostwriter for your book.
When you’re done and in need of editorial help, let us know!