With less than two weeks before the start of NaNoWriMo everyone’s going nuts over planning, outlining, what kind of software to use, and whether or not they’ll have the courage to write fifty thousand words in a single month. It’s like something bad is going to happen if they don’t reach their goal.
The idea behind NaNoWriMo is to encourage people to write.
“Don’t think, just write.”
They don’t have to worry about all the stuff writers usually worry about. They simply have to sit down at their desks and write. And to do that, the only requirement is time. Continue reading →
This is my favorite painting. Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich. How can this inspire you with your writing? Well… when writing, and especially when writing in such special conditions, such as the ones demanded by NaNoWriMo, it must feel at times that you don’t know what you’re doing. You’re lost… you don’t know if there’s a destination to be reached anymore. Continue reading →
November is the month when a lot of people try their hand at writing a novel. The task of writing fifty thousand words might seem easy at first, but you’ll (undoubtedly) get stuck somehow. A part that’s missing, a part that doesn’t work, or maybe the words don’t want to flow anymore. It’s easy to lose motivation, and when you get behind with your word count, you might even start to panic.
It’s officially November here in Romania, and I’m listening to a song that goes something like this, “everything’s okay, everything’s okay,…” Oh, yeah. I don’t know what I am going to write. I have a bunch of ideas, but I can’t decide. Who knows which situation is worse? No ideas or too many? Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →