November is NaNoWriMo

November is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, It’s a challenge to all authors to write 1,667 words a day, equaling 50,000 words by the end of the month. That’s not a novel. Novel is 80,000 words, but it is a good start towards a novel.

My friend Shawn Robertson asked if I would participate this year. My first thought was no. I didn’t want to start a new project.

But 50,000 words is 50,000 words. I could use this month to finish writing the first book in my fantasy series. I can write 1,667 words today, easy. Then I remembered, I’m limiting my time on my computer for the sake of my health. I now write for one half-hour twice a day.

I can’t write 1,667 words in an hour. I can’t type that fast. I can’t think that fast. I almost said no again.

Then I realized, I might not be able to write 50,000 words in a month, but I can commit to an hour every day for a month and see how far I get.

Therefore I will be participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo, and depending on my energy level, I’ll see how much I accomplish.

Who else is participating in NaNoWriMo 2022?