I WON AT THE 2013 NANOWRIMO CONTEST

 Nanowrimo Winner Certificate

I did it! I am a NANOWRIMO WINNER!!

As you can see, I finished the National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) Challenge for 2013. It was a great feeling. I worked hard every day, thinking about my story and putting it on paper. I worked steadily putting word after word as I brought my heroine’s story to life. I made the required word count of 50,000 on Nov. 28. I finished today with 56,607 words. I’m proud of myself having achieved my goal.

I planned to take a break in December and then embark on editing the book comes January. The easy part is over. Now the hard part is the next stage. I’m sure I need more details so the book will be longer than it is now as my first draft.

So stay tuned. If all goes well, I hope to publish in 2014.

 

Joining the National Novel Writing Month Challenge

I joined the throng of writers for the National Novel Writing Month competition for November 2013. I heard of it last year late in November but it was too late to do the challenge. This time, I was determined to challenge myself.

This challenge is a way of making you stay focused on writing. You have to write, write, write, every day until you reach your goal of 50,000 words at the end of November. When I have a certain goal staring at me every day, I am forced to do something about it. The challenge is to finish a 50,000-word novel in a month. That means you have to write an average of 1,667 words a day. 50,000 words is no small feat but if you break it down to a daily count, it is quite attainable. I have written essays of 1,667 words or more but a story of 50,000 words is a bit of a challenge in a month’s time and you have to write daily. This is where I have to stay focused on my story. My brain has to work constantly on my story but I’ll still have to try to blog also when I have a free time. The reason for this exercise is to get you in the habit of writing every day. 

I had an idea on what to write before the clock rolled in on the night of Oct. 31 at 12:01 AM. Putting it on paper was another matter and 50,000 words were a lot of words in a month. I started writing on Nov. 1st when I woke up. Early morning is the best time of writing for me when the house is very quiet and I am all alone with my thoughts.  So on Day 1, I typed in 1,742 words. Not a bad start. Yesterday I put in 1,983 words for a total of 3,725 so far. We’ll see what happens next.

So cheer me on. I need some encouragement from my friends.

Copyright © 2013. By Rosalinda R Morgan, author of “BAHALA NA (Come What May”.

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