November is National Novel Writing Month.

If you’re a writer, you probably already knew this lol!  But if not, basically, the goal is to write a novel (or about 50,000 words) in a month.  That’s actually a bit short for a book–a typical YA romance ends up being between 60,000-80,000 words–which is somewhat of an arbitrary range, but when I started writing, I did a LOT of research on this.

FYI, my rough drafts were always short of the normal length.  *Le sigh*

But anyway, back to NaNoWriMo.

I’ve always thought about participating.  There’s even an online community/website here!  Sooo…this year I’ve decided to try and stick with it.  I haven’t signed up–mostly because I feel like the people may have their own friends/groups, and I’m nervous about introducing myself, getting to know new people yada yada yada.  Maybe someday I’ll finally take the plunge, but for now, I’m staying in my hermit writing cave lol!

My personal NaNoWriMo goal is to write every day and to significantly advance my current WIP.

If that means 50,000 words…awesome.  If it means I get to “The End,” that would be even better.  If not, though, I’ve decided to be proud of the progress and enjoy the journey.

Confession time: I’m a slow writer.  Also…I only work on one story at a time.  Gasp, I know!  There are people who can work on several stories at once.  It still baffles me when authors are able to put out multiple books a year!  Truly, I envy and respect those writers SO much.  But right now, that’s just not me.

So again, my goal is to write, write, write!

Currently, I’ve added about: 561 words (Nov. 1) and 1,248 words (Nov. 2) to my WIP.

I hope this post didn’t bore you too much, just really wanted to share this with you guys :).  Wish me luck, and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Happy reading,

Cookie O’Gorman

6 Comments on NaNoWriMo

  1. I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo but I’m very interested in other people’s writing projects for some reason. Good luck with your writing!!

    • Hi Sarah,
      I totally understand this lol! Even before I actually decided to do NaNoWriMo, I would love seeing other writers’ progress–like those little WIP bars some have to track how many words? I love those :). Thank you for wishing me good luck, and I hope you have a great week!

  2. Hi:)
    I just wanted to say that I loved your books. And they made a bit crappy days a bit better.
    I love to do nanowrimo although I always end up procastinating.
    Anyways good luck and thank you:).

    • Hi Rosa,
      Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed the books–and especially that they made your day a bit better :). I’ve read and love books that can do that, too (take a bad day and make it not so bad). And I completely understand about the procrastinating lol! Good luck with NaNoWriMo, and thank you so much for your comment!

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