I read the word “NaNoWriMo” for the first time last year as I was becoming a part of the writing world online. I read more about it and was amazed that so many people would subject themselves to such a challenge, although a part of me thought it might be fun to try. No, I did not try it last year, nor will I try it this year. I’m just not ready. I have just really begun to write again after taking a year to really study the craft and make connections both online and in person. Maybe I’ll try NaNoWriMo in another year or two.
For me, at this point in time, trying to write 1, 667 words a day (that’s 50,000 words in 30 days, which is the goal of NaNoWriMo) seems overwhelming and stressful. I do hope to give it my best shot sometime.
By the way, if you don’t know about NaNoWriMo, you can find out more about it by simply googling it. There is also a NaNoWriMo Twitter page and there are several pages and groups for NaNoWriMo on Facebook.
How about you? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?