Why I’m Doing NaNoWriMo This Year

My blog is keeping me very busy at the moment but I’m still pushing myself to do NaNoWriMo this year. Why you might ask… Allow me to tell you.

What is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo stands to National Novel Writing Month. This means that during the month of November, you write a whole novel. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Why I’m Doing NaNoWriMo?

If you know me well then you’ll know that November is a pretty crazy month for me. It’s my 21st birthday and I’m going on holiday to Disneyland for five days. So how do I plan to do NaNoWriMo as well as those things? Why would I put all that pressure on myself?

  • NaNo teaches discipline. The biggest difference between authors who want to finish a book and authors who have finished a book is discipline. You can’t publish anything if you don’t establish some kind of writing habit.
  • NaNo improves self-confidence. I have a bad habit of questioning myself as a writer. I question whether or not I’m good enough on a daily basic. If I can complete NaNoWriMo then I know that I’m good enough.
  • NaNo builds community. I love the spirit of collaboration and encouragement among writers during NaNoWriMo. You can go to writing groups in places such as libraries and cafes where all the writers will help and encourage you.
  • NaNo can lead to a published book! This reason may be the most important of all. Of course, the aim of the game is to finish a book, the bonus prize is to have it published! Imagine how great that would be though, to have a book published.

What are your thoughts on NaNoWriMo? If you’re participating this year, feel free to leave your username in the comments!

Eleanor May

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  1. October 3, 2017 / 11:10 am

    I haven’t heard about Nanowrimo before. Looks like a great thing to bring discipline and self confidence

  2. October 3, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I totally agree with your points 🙂

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