NaNoWriMo – get writing!

28 10 2009

Aspiring novelists need a deadline.  If you want to change your notions about finally writing that Great (insert country here) Novel, read on.

Chris Baty started the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) movement in 1999, with the belief that a seemingly insurmountable task of 50,000 words in 30 days is not only possible, but will release budding writers from their dastardly inner critic.

The emphasis is on quantity, not quality.  Whatever the outcome, no matter how ridiculous the eventual plot twists and character development , you’ll have a draft by month’s end.  And you’ll be better off, and more experienced, than when you started.