For the first time, I plan to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I’ve had three kinds of response to this news.
Three. Awesome! Good luck!
Here are some answers.
One. I will write at least 50,000 words of a novel (in my case, Rachel, the sequel to Sophie) in the thirty days of November. Thousands of other writers will be doing the same, and we will support each other and post our progress for all to see on the official NaNo website.
Two. Why not? I think it sounds like a cool challenge. It usually takes me about 3 months to write a first draft, but I’ve never had a deadline for it before. If Sophie doesn’t sell, I haven’t wasted the time because every writing experience teaches me something. And it’s only a month. I know enough not to send out that first draft to anyone. That draft will sit while I revise Tzohar in December and January, and then will be heavily revised and polished before it sees the light of day. Just like any draft.
Three. Thanks! I’ll need it!
So, are you a Wrimo? Why or why not?