Who all stayed up all night to get a jump on NaNoWriMo?
Who all got up early?
And who all is just here for the pictures? I will do my best at posting some. Just remember where my focus is. 😉
This year November 1 is the double-up day for NaNo. I will be honest, I am hard-pressed with this because I work a long day today. But, I am going to give it my best shot. The typical word count per day to complete 50,000 by November 30th is 1667. So for the double-up day, it is 3334. This is where it is VERY beneficial to have research and an outline completed.
Now, I will tell you a secret. Normally with NaNo, I fly by the seat of my pants. Fiction just flows when the muse strikes. But this year... I am doing nonfiction. I have an outline and research. This will help in the event that I get stuck. I can move on to another section.
Nanowrimo is not for the faint of heart. Many people do not finish, or if they do the novel or book they write never sees publishing. I say this because I believe somebody out there needs to hear it. Because you can participate in Nano and not "win". I believe I have only "won" 3 or 4 times. I participate because I love the connections I make with other writers. It stretches you as a person, even if you are an introvert and only participate virtually. (which is pretty much what everyone is doing this year)
So, get your pen and paper or your laptop/PC, and let's get to writing! We can do this and we will do this! It will be fun. What are you writing about?
P.S. The number one purpose of NaNoWriMo is to have fun and while having fun be consistent in writing. It's okay if you don't "win". It's okay if you don't plan or do plan. It's okay if you work on something you've had sitting or to start something new. Do not stress. Have fun. Make some connections.