How to Write a novel in 30 DaysWriting a novel in 30 days
Writing a novel in 30 days
Have your pens sharpen for November. I' ve chosen to go to NaNoWriMo in November (for the 2. time) and try to write 50.000 words of a novel in 30 days. I' ve successfully finished NaNoWriMo 2006 and it was an unbelievable year. It' been a great deal of pleasure, and working with ten thousand of my colleagues is an unforgettable one.
Only a few good reason to make NaNoWriMo: 1. It gives you the incentive to write this novel at last. As I said, it's great pleasure to work with so many passionate authors. So, I'm going to do it, and today I want to tell you my secret to success on Nawrimo.
I will also give some mid-term hints on the challenges and some lesson after the challenges. They only have to write 50K words, but it doesn't make any difference what they are - as long as they are fiction (in other words, don't type accidental nonsense words, funny as that may be).
Simply write a crappy first sketch, and don't be worried that every single words is right. The only thing you need is the possibility to enter text and the number of words to be counted. When you have your daily counting done, you can use a full-featured write utility... Scrivener is the best application for Macs.
There are some folks in NaNoWriMo wholly empty, with no plans, but I think that's a flaw. As you can definitely over-arrange, it is best to have a good notion of what your novel is about (to be able to say it in a sentence) and a general notion of letters and layout.
Failure to follow this tip is likely to result in your failure. Stand up every 15-30 min and go around. Be up in the mornin' to write. Many of you are more prolific in the afternoons or evenings, so this varies from author to author in terms of outcomes. I have found out, however, that it is best to write in the mornings ( "after coffee", of course), because if you write until after work or after the children are in your bedroom or whatever, you will often not be able to write.
Stuff that stops typing and you will warrant it ("I can always write 3,000 words to make it up to you tomorrow!"). When you write later tonight, hey, bonuses. You write every morning. Don't miss any days because you're a little ahead or things are a little more bustle.
When you want to jump over Sunday, good, but not on a whim because you are sleepy or occupied or feel slack. Strike a number. Enter a number of words for each one. When you write every single for 30 days, you need 1,667 words per days to reach 50K.
When you write only on week days, you need to write 2,500 words per days to reach 50K. No matter what your timetable is, compute your minimal number of words and meet them every single second. Become socially - after you have written. Visit the NaNoWriMo board or use other forms of online communication to speak with other authors who are up to the task.
Do not, however, contact authors to hesitate. Except you go on the board to participate in a stroke of the stroke (see how many words you can write in 15 minutes) or in such a test, write first and then be social. Completion of the novel. Turns out 50K words aren't really a full novel.
Even when you have finished your first design in 30 days, you are not really finished. A lot of NaNoWriMo fiction remains unpublished after the end of the year. So be wise and make plans to end the novel. Think about connecting to NunoFiMo (30 days to complete the novel you started).
So if you want a pause after November, you may want to end it in January. This is the most important tip of all, and no NaNoWriMo-Guide would be completed without it. More good instructions for "winning" NaNoWriMo: Learn more about Leo atZen Habits, MNlist and Zen Family Habits.