November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). That’s tomorrow.
NaNoWriMo participants have 30 days to write 50,000 words. That’s roughly 1,667 words per day. I actually achieved this goal a few years ago, but will not attempt it this year.
HOWEVER, I will commit to writing 500 words a day until the end of this year. Or rather, 500 words a day for 60 days. That will take me to 30,000 words in 2 months.
It’s better than nothing.
For the past month, I’ve been outlining the backstory to my “real” story and it has evolved into a story on its own. I’m not sure if this should be my first novel, so I want to write it out and see where it goes.
It is based on Indian mythology, so I’m struggling with how much artistic liberty I can take with the story. For this purpose, I think I will let my creative monsters fly. (Or in my case, demons fly.)
So, for anyone else who is attempting this challenge, I wish you good luck! Let the writing challenge begin!