Sodaro's Stories

October 31, 2016

It’s NaNoWriMo time again

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 8:15 am
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Tomorrow starts National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) again and I can hardly contain my excitement…it is so much fun and I totally geek out for it.

The challenge:

**50,000 words in 30 Days (50K in 30D) (this averages out to about 1667 words/day).

The challenge for me:

**Getting the 50K is challenging with a full-time teacher gig (thank goodness for vacation time and national holidays), but the more challenging part for me is having those 50K words be all about the same project as my self-diagnosed ADD which keeps me bouncing from project to project leaving a trail of half-finished projects in my wake.

What I have learned from previous NaNo’s:

**If I seriously only allow myself to work on only my current NaNo project — I will and have encountered something I’ve only ever heard scary stories about…Writer’s Block. My first NaNo I got blocked on Chapter 12 and wasted half my month.

**As a compromise — My NaNo project is what I work on FIRST each day. After I get my 1667 words, I can go play with other projects.

This will be my fifth year competing in NaNo. To my fellow NaNoers — let’s do this! To my non-NaNoers — see you in December.

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