Monday, November 1, 2021

NaNoWriMo 2021

I decided to join NaNoWriMo this year at the last minute as a way to motivate myself to complete the beta draft of my novel manuscript. Over the summer, I fixed up the outline and filled in all of the plot holes in the messy Franken-draft. I workshopped various chapters from this draft with my Atlanta critique group, but never had a cohesive story. With the overhaul of the outline, I had to move some chapters around, condense the overall timeline, and cut a bunch of scenes (some of which could be saved for a potential sequel novel).

So my NaNo goal is to edit/write at least 1667 words/day (50,000 words/month), but hopefully more. I have 44 chapters in the novel, so if I can get one or two chapters written (or rewritten) per day, that would be a great pace to having an actual completed manuscript that I could send to beta readers!! I finished Chapter 1 today and began to write (the brand-new) Chapter 2...

Here's the NaNoWriMo site if you'd like more info:

Happy writing, Everyone!