Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Okay, so here’s the deal.
For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is an abbreviation for “National Novel Writing Month,” which is November. There’s an entire website dedicated to it and you can sign up and stuff, but the gist is, you pledge to write one 50,000-word novel during the month of November (which is, roughly, two thousand words per day). A lot of people do it every year, and a lot of people love it.

I’m not a huge fan of NaNoWriMo, because I’ve found that it creates a little too much pressure. I don’t have a lot of spare time to be doing things (college apps are caaaaalllliiing to me, lol), so no, I’m not doing NaNoWriMo in the conventional sense.

I do, however, like the concept of setting my own deadline and meeting a goal. So I decided that I’m going to do HaNaNoWriMo (which is a really stupid abbreviation, but it fits the purpose)--Half-National-Novel-Writing-Month. I’m going to try to write twenty thousand meaningful words that actually contribute to my story during the month of November. (It’ll be twenty thousand because I’m writing middle grade fiction, which is shorter than young adult or adult novels.)

There’s still a TON of planning that I need to do in the next week or so (I’ve essentially only got the main characters and the basic story structure down, and there’s a lot more that I need to plan), but I’m excited. I’ve been kind of all over the map in terms of fiction writing since I declared myself off my fiction-writing hiatus, and I’ve been trying to get onto new projects, but nothing’s really been working out. I’m hoping this one is it, but who really knows, honestly? I might ditch this entire idea. But I’m going to try my best not to.
If any of you wanna hop on board the HaNa train, be my guest! We could even be accountability buddies, if you want :)

Let’s do this!

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Have you ever thought about it? What are your thoughts?

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