Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Writing Again... Preparing for #NaNoWriMo

I have eluded on Twitter (@FaithTJohnson) that I am writing. In fact working on multiple WIPs at the same time. I even mentioned it in my last post here.

So, my decision to participate in NaNoWriMo this year really shouldn't be a surprise. I have tried to participate every year since I knew they existed. Some years life got in the way, some years I just didn't have time. Twice I completed a novel. Neither of those are published because my hard drive crashed. (Note... ALWAYS backup to more than one device.)

This year I am going to choose one of my WIPs and finish it. My goal is to finish writing it in November. Take December to do other projects. Edit in January. Hopefully self-publish in February. Of course this timeline is tentative on a gazillion things.

For NaNoWriMo I will be focusing on #LunarEclipse.

I have multiple versions of this story floating in my head and it is time to get it written. At this time, I do not know if it will be a one shot or a serial. My focus is just to get it written.

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo before? Have you participated? Are you interested?

NaNoWriMo is an acronym for National Novel Writers Month. It is a challenge for writers to write 50.000 words towards a novel in 30 days (The month of November).

National Novel Writing Month is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (formerly known as the Office of Letters and Light) that believes your story matters.

NaNoWriMo is important to me because I use writing as therapy. If I am upset and need to work through things, I write. If I am joyous and living on top of the world, I write. There have been times that the only support I had was the writing community. I have made amazing friends because of NaNoWriMo. Also as a college professor seeing an organization that encourages writing and encourages positive feedback I have to love it.

For more information, please visit NaNoWriMo.org

I am also doing a fundraiser for NaNoWriMo on Facebook, if you would like to help the fundraiser is https://www.facebook.com/donate/356438134779274/  

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