It’s November, and NanoWriMo has begun. The object is to write a novel in a month. I’m not a fast writer, but I’ve tried this in the past and wrote around 50,000 words. That’s good for me. I decided to give it a try this month. I know I won’t get a book written, but I will get a good start on one. In reality, I have very little time to write, but I wanted to put forth the effort.

The Work In Progress already has over 5,000 words, which gives me a two-day start. I think I wrote around 100 words last night. That was not much, but it was a start. It was about all I could do and work my real job publishing books.

Why try to write a novel in a month? I did it because I wanted the challenge. It is a challenge. It does not need to be a perfect novel, only a rough draft. Mine is really rough, but I need to get it completed.

So, here is my challenge to all writers. Try to write as much as you can each day. Decide how long your novel needs to be, divide that number by thirty and you will know how many words you must write a day to complete that novel.

Set aside time each day to write. I’m editing a book for publication, so I’m spending much of my day on that book. I only have a few hours in the evening to write. Don’t worry about mistakes. You can correct them later. Concentrate only on putting words on paper.

You will be surprised how easy it is to write a novel this month. Try it and see if you agree with me.

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