What you say? Yes, Wrimo or NaNoWriMo (stands for National Novel Writing Month). This is where people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days, during the month of November. NaNoWriMo started in 1999, and is expected this year to have about half a million participants. According to the NaNo website, there were 341,375 sign-ups last year. You can register on their website and record and share your progress with others around the country. There are over 250 NaNoWriMo novels which have been traditionally published, including Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants.
I’m debating whether to do this. In the past, when I began my novel on November 1, I shortly became discouraged when I missed a daily goal. I knew that I would be playing catch-up all month. Usually, I quit before I reached my goal.
But, this year, if I participate, I am thinking of setting a lower goal than 50,000, as I try to finish a resurrected novel that I began a few years ago. Also, I don't want to get discouraged.
How about you? Have you tried this? Has it worked for you? If so, how has it helped you? If not, why not?
Let’s help each other decide.