It’s November, so it’s NaNoWriMo time. Never heard of National Novel Writing Month? (It’s November–click on the NaNo link to learn more.)
My name on the NaNo website is ElizabethCaulfieldFelt (aren’t I clever?). Make me your writing buddy if you are doing NaNo too.
Of course, I write all year long, but participating in NaNoWriMo is fun. I keep track of my word count, listen to how other writers are faring, compare my statistics with my friends’ statistics, and write a lot. Hopefully, by the end of the month I’ll have written more than I would have in a normal month.
In fact, I’ve been telling myself for years that I write more in November–but the truth is, November is the only month I keep a word count, so it might not be true. (Note to self: keep word counts every month, then post a blog about it.)
I’ve never hit the 50,000 word goal that is NaNo, and I don’t suppose I’ll do it this year either. My current word count is 9283. If I continue my current rate of writing, I’ll reach 50,000 words on January 4, 2014. To finish by November 30, I’ll need to crank out 2143 words per day, every day from now to the end. (I love reading the statistics page for information like this.)
What am I writing, you ask? I’m working on a re-telling of the Snow White story. It’s meant for ages 8 to 13. I don’t expect this story to be 50,000 pages. However, if I buckle down, I should be able to finish its first draft by November 30. That’s MY goal. Its working title is Snow White and the Queen. (You heard it here first!)
On Nov 30, I’ll let you know how it went.