What is it about ?
NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge happening in november. Participants will try to write 50 000 words in 30 days, which means an average of 1667 words per day.
To reach your daily word count, you need to turn your inner editor off, forget the backspace key and avoir correcting what you write. This way, your writing flaws more easily and becomes more creative.
The first goal of this challenge is to obtain the first draft of a manuscript at the end of the month. You have no obligation to publish or submit your text to anybody.
You’ll only do a copy and paste at the end of november pour validate your victory. The pasted text will immediately be deleted by NaNoWriMo’s computer. You keep all the rights on your manuscript.
Why do it ?
- Because it’s a crazy challenge, a unique opportunity to do something out of your daily routine and challenge yourself, get out of your comfort zone.
- Because you won’t be alone. NaNoWriMo has a great community that will help youreach your daily wordcount via real and online meetings and writing sprints.
- Because all forms of writing projects are welcome under the NaNoWriMo tent (phd dissertations, scripts, short stories collection, novel, manuscript rewriting, aso.).
- Because, at the end of the month, whether you’ve reach the 50 k target or not, you’ll have a draft you’ll be able to revise
Want to learn more about NaNoWriMo ?
Vidéo of Chris Baty, NaNoWriMo’s creator