This is my first year trying to participate in NaNoWriMo. I didn’t think I would come this far honestly because I’ve been just so busy getting my wedding planned and working full time. But I’ve been thinking of possibly starting a manuscript of some kind, so when I heard of this contest, I thought maybe I can do this.
For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s a 30 day contest that begins at the beginning of November and lasts until the end of the month. The main goal is to complete a novel of 50k words. But honestly, even if you don’t hit the 50k mark, I’d still salute you for getting 30k or 40. It’s a lot of work, and I feel that if you push yourself so much everyday, you won’t really enjoy the writing experience. Definitely try to reach your goals for the day! But don’t overdo yourself in the process !
At the end of NaNoWriMo, you’ll get a prize! You’ll get discounts on the merchandise from their website, and if I’m not mistaking, you get to print your manuscript out for free!
How do I record my daily word count?
On the website you need to log in here at http://NaNoWriMo.com . Once you’re logged in you can create your profile ! After you’re finished, you’ll see a little button that says, My NaNoWriMo and then under that click the button that says Stats. Here you can see your progress! Now here’s the deal, you can’t enter any progress (word count) until the contest begins on November 1st. Then once it starts, you’ll see you can edit and add your daily word count any time. I thought I should explain that because honestly I was having trouble trying to figure out when and where to put my progress too. So I hope this helped anyone who may feel lost, lol.
Am I required to outline?
Nope! The best thing I’m finding about this contest is that You can do whatever you want however you want! I think it’s great because this contest doesn’t restrict you in any way, shape or form! It’s a go with the flow kind of a contest and even if you don’t pass the 50k goal, congrats, you attempted to write a novel ! I think that’s a great accomplishment and it’s not easy to just up and write like that.
Again, I hope this post can help some of you out a little. I’m thinking of posting my progress on here for the contest, but that depends on many things lol.
To those of you who’re set on joining, good luck to you ! I hope we can be friends and maybe work together! Writers need to stick together!
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