I’m Doing NaNoWriMo 2020

It’s my very first NaNoWriMo and I’m excited. Scared and excited. All I’ve done is read their website, joined up, written my fingers to the bone and logged my first days word count, which was 1829 words.

What is NaNoWriMo?

So glad you asked. NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an annual internet-based creative writing project that takes place in November.

We humble participants do our best to write a fifty thousand word manuscript, which works out at an average of 1660 words per day. Does that sound insane? Yes, it does, but no-one ever accused a writer of being sane.

What Am I Writing?

I’m writing the novel I’d started, The Naked Ladies Writing Group, which seems like cheating, but I’m being up front about the fact that I had already written about a thousand words.

This means that I’ll be blogging daily in one way or another. Some of my word count will be pure first draft writing, but I’ll also be including my character notes, plot journaling, and anything else directly pertaining to the writing of my novel.

A Book Cover

Because I decided to join a few Facebook groups where people give and receive support during NaNoWriMo, I decided to do what a few others had done and create a book cover. It’s just a work-in-progress mock-up kind of thing, but I like it. I used the app called PicCollage to make it, and I use the paid version of that app so I get to use everything they have to offer.

My work-in-progress book cover.

Thanks for reading my post. Please let me know if you’re doing NaNoWriMo 2020 as well, or if you’ve done NaNoWriMo in the past. I hope you have a great day.

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