Every year NaNoWriMo, or as most people know it, National Novel Writing Month comes around, and every year, I say I’m going to do it. Just as sure as me saying I’m going to participate though, I fail. I mean, I have something like 12 started novels – none of them complete which I’ve done for NaNoWriMo. I have more profiles that you could name… but this year… this year, I’m actually going to complete it.
You see, I’m sort of cheating… I already wrote and self published Abandon in a month, so I know I can do it. So, instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, I’m going to go ahead and write the sequel to Abandon, which is called Savior for NaNoWriMo. But how did I cheat? Well – I already have the outline and chapter structure for Savior completed and sitting in google docs waiting for me when NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow. In fact, every chapter has a little synopsis of what happens in it – so once NaNoWriMo starts, all I have to do is go in and start writing – chapter by chapter. It’s how I wrote Abandon, and it’s the most successful way I’ve found to motivate myself to continue writing.
In theory, to complete NaNoWriMo you have to write about 1,500 words a day. In my experience with Abandon, I’m probably going to pump out 25,000 words in one weekend, and then write the rest over the course of the month. In case you’re interesting of charting my progress throughout the week – you’ll be able to keep track on this page, or by clicking the widget below.
Also – if you are participating in NaNoWriMo, I’d love to hear about it! Go ahead and sound off in the comments, and I’ll try to get a group together for all of us bloggers to keep each other inspired.