I was reading through my twitter feed this morning and was stunned to find out today marked the beginning of NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month.
As a participant in the event, your goal is to write a 50,000 word novel between the 1st and 30th of November. The event itself is organized by The Office of Lettes and Light,
I have to admit the thought of writing a 50k word story in 30 days seems insane. The average story post on Folaji is about one thousand words. To write a novel for this event would therefore be the equivalent of writing 50 one thousand word posts in under 30 days.
Then again, I remember reading somewhere that over 200,000 people participated in the event last year, and if they can do it, there’s no reason I can’t.
So, I’ll be going for it, trying to write a completely new novel from a scratch over the next 30 days… As I’m writing this post, I haven’t started writing yet, nor am I decided on what story to write. Regardless, this should be a very interesting experiment.
For anybody who wishes to participate, take a moment and visit the NaNoWriMo.org website for tips, tricks, resources and community help. If you create an account, feel free to add me as a writing buddy (username Folaji)