Those who subscribe to my newsletter will already know that I've decided to participate in Nanowrimo again this year. Nanowrimo is a program that connects writers from all over the world and gives them the encouragement they need to complete a novel (or at least 50,000 words of one) in one month. Find all the details on Nanowrimo.org.
I think participating might be a good way to make some headway on a challenging project I have in the works and get myself back into writing shape after a year of mostly planning and promoting.
I've decided to do a daily update here on my blog throughout the month of November to let you know how it's going, win or lose! This may be a simply word count update or it may be a venting session or a chance to share an excerpt or two.
NaNo 2017 - Day 1
What I realized today is that my first challenge will be getting back into the swing of just writing and not re-reading or editing as I go along. It's been a couple of years since I participated and lately I've been doing a lot of work on short pieces and editing. It's hard for me to let go and write at the moment and so, I think this decision to participate will be good for me.
I ended my writing for the day with 2,667 words on the page. The daily goal is 1,667 so I'm pleased with my progress so far.
My most interesting moment was probably some research I needed to do on helicopters. Apparently, the word comes from the Greek words "helix" which means spiral and "pteron" which means wing.