One more month until NaNoWriMo starts. More or less.
For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, we’re talking about a competition that takes part in November. The goal is to write a novel. 50K words or more. That’s not so bad. It’s like 1,600 words a day or something like that.
I found out NaNoWriMo in 2010, when I also found out about self-publishing, and decided that it was time to become a writer. Yeah, and I decided that it’s better to just write in English. To be honest, I don’t know what I was thinking back then, but I managed to finish a novel and ended up self-publishing it a couple of months later.
I was young and naive and incredibly stupid at the time, so I wrote a bad novel. But you know what they say, practice makes perfect.
I’m sure some of you will want to take part in this. You get some stuff as well… last year Createspace offered 5 free paperback copies of your books (you still had to pay for shipping though). Two years ago, they offered a free proof. And there are many other cool stuff you get from other sponsors as well.
Anyway, I’ve been thinking. We should do something together, like a thing to keep us motivated. Well, to keep you motivated while I procrastinate peacefully.
Well, not really. My idea was to write a new novel. And then publish it. For free. Like for free, forever. I’m not sure if I’m going to post stuff here or not.
But if anyone’s interested in taking part in NaNoWrimo, we should definitely get together (online, because I’m sure I live some thousand miles away from any of you) and discuss technical stuff, like planning and outlines and whatever. We could also pretend that we’re army generals planning an invasion.
We could conquer the world. Or we could just try.
What I like most about NaNoWriMo is that it’s supposed to be a stress-free activity. You’re supposed to just write. No questions asked. And it’s cool. It’s simple, it’s easy. Sometimes it’s fun.
So, what do you say? NaNoWriMo or no NaNoWriMo this year?