The challenge to challenge all writing challenges. This year almost 170,000 writers undertook the NaNoWriMo challenge to write a novel of 50,000 words in just one month. This entailed churning out a minimum of 1667 words every single day with no exceptions. But why? What communal madness infected all those of us who skirted around the idea, then nudged towards it, then checked out the NaNoWriMo website alone and under cover of darkness and then finally, trepidously and in disguisedly signed up?
Whatever the reasons, and hopefully we’ll soon find out (see below) today is a day for Celebration!
For those who have finished and for those who finish during the course of today and want to drop in to let us know. Bring a cup of tea, coffee, scones, cakes and join in for a day of chat and camaraderie. Those who joined and triumphed but didn’t officially ‘win’ are very welcome.
Here’s what to do.
In the comments, introduce yourself and tell us your usual writing activities. Then tell us more about your NaNoWriMo experience:
1: Why you decided to try it, especially if it was your first time
2: The most important lesson(s) you learned from it
3: Your biggest challenge, worst moment
3: What you wrote about and what you think of it now (honesty please!)
Then please include a link to your blog if you have one, so that we can visit and get to know more about the writers behind NaNoWriMo! It would be great if everyone could visit at least one other blog and perhaps leave a comment, especially now that you have time on your hands! Let’s get the party started!
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