NaNoWriMo Here we come!

Time for the Harvest

Time for the Harvest

At 4:15 PM today I decided to do the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in which the target word count is 50,000 by the end of November. No bright ideas came to mind … blank slate there today. Sigh. So I did no planning, and will write freestyle anything that comes to mind., trusting the creative center of my thinking process. I titled the manuscript “Harvesting the Soul.” I’ll pluck out memories and work with them, musing along the way, what they might signify. Something likely only interesting to me.

The advantage to this process shows a writer what they can accomplish if they will “just write” and not edit, to get the first draft of their story done. I very much need a refresher course on that process!

This challenge attracts thousands of writers world wide.

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  1. Carol
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 09:13:46

    I’m busy doing NaNoWriMo, too, and not spending as much time online, so I’m a little late commenting on this.

    Just committing to this November frenzy doesn’t necessarily mean the words will flow, does it? But it’s good preparation (and discipline) for when there will be industry deadlines to meet, and we don’t have the luxury of waiting until inspiration strikes. I hope subsequent days have been more productive for you. 🙂

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    • Marion Spicher
      Nov 06, 2015 @ 09:47:21

      Thanks for the comment, Carol I hope NaNoWriMo works well for you. My Vancouver RWAGVC has a support group, and one member sets up sprint times Where we write for 30 min, break, then 1 hr. etc. I was amazed at the word count that results. Not editing as we go shows the advantage for those who fly through the first draft. There is probably a happy medium somewhere between the two when actually writing manuscripts. Wishing you a creative mind and flying fingers!

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