It's a self motivated challenge to write a novel during the thirty days OR 50,000 words.
If you do the math, that is a word count of 1,666 per day.
Sounds pretty easy, right? Totally do-able, correct?
Sometimes it is, but it's a challenge.
Sometimes it isn't especially when you get thrown unexpected curves.
The first year I participated in Nano I wrote 50,000 words and completed my challenge. I was rather pleased with myself for being able to have bragging rights.
This year, I started the challenge again on November 1st and for 8 days, I kicked Nanowrimo's butt. Each and every day, I wrote like a fiend and wrote more than 1,666 words. It helps to have the book already in your head that you want to write and then you can kind of "go to town" penning that baby.
Then a few unexpected things began to road block me.
I'm talking about some serious road blocks that derailed me completely.
I tried to catch up on the days that I was determined to get some writing time in but being 6,000 words behind was a daunting task, in addition to the 1,666 must write words for the day.
So, it doesn't look like I'm going to accomplish my goal this year but I'm very happy with the solid jump start of 42,000 words I have down for a future published series.
This future series is about three brothers an one sister. Their parents gave them all first names of a color.
They oldest sibling's name is Roy for Royal.
The twin brothers are Jett and Indy for Indigo
The sister's name is Jade.
It's been fun writing their stories so far.
More about them to come.