NaNoWrimo 2015 (Breaking the Curse... Hopefully)
For those who don't know (which I would find weird, but to each their own) NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. Only the best month of the year! Perfect Fall weather and writers from all around the committing to an amazing challenge. Create and write a 50,000 word novel in one month... that's it!
Sounds simple right? Well from experience I can tell you that it is not. For the past 5 years I have made attempts at completing this challenge. Unfortunately, every year was a failure. It is not the actual writing process that becomes a problem, but the time management aspect. In previous years I tried to create a writing schedule that would fit my day job schedule, which always ended in my demise.
So what makes this year any different? I work on my own schedule full-time now! (I still get goosebumps every time I say that out loud.) Instead of juggling multiple schedules at different jobs, I have the pleasure to work at my computer all day and night if I want to. As usual, I am preparing by creating a blueprint of characters, story development, plot twists/cliffhangers, and hoarding a substantial amount of coffee beans for the month.
At the end/beginning of every night (midnight to be exact) I will take a 1-2 hour break to write a blog post update of the previous day. While I can not foresee the future, I can guarantee that I will include my word count, and how many cups of coffee I drunk the previous day.
If you are participating this year in NaNoWriMo, let me know your history as a participant! Also, feel free to leave your blog URL (or Bloglovin' if you have one) as I look forward to making new writing buddies this year. You can follow me here on Bloglovin' to receive the latest updates to when I release blog posts. You can also add me as a writing buddy here on NaNoWriMo website.
*Note: I have changed my e-mail and account once since 2014, so my lifetime achievement data is a bit inaccurate.
Needless to say, the main goal is to complete and exceed 50,000 words this year. This is the perfect scenario I have dreamed of for years, and now it is here!