NaNoWriMo 2017 – Day One!

NaNoWriMoAfter many years of having a profile on the NaNoWriMo site, conditions are finally right for me to participate in the 50,000-word novel challenge during the month of November. NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization that sponsors the challenge in which almost 400,000 people participate and only around 34,000 complete.

I hope that posting this will make me more accountable and help me become one of the “winners.”

Around the world, municipal liaisons coordinate in-person writing events and social activities. There’s a group in my area, and there is already a dinner planned–and many in-person writing events, too. I still haven’t wrapped my head around getting together with a group of people at a library or coffee shop and writing, and I think I’d do better on my own. But, I might be wrong.

I’m unlike many people participating in that I don’t work outside the home, and I don’t have any major projects going on right now, so I will have more time to write than most. I’m not sure how people with full-time jobs do it, but I understand there are many words being written by them when they’re supposed to be sleeping.

I have my plot, my characters, a rough outline, and the first chapter written. This means I have a jumpstart of 3,874 words, so to make it fair, I guess I should try to have 53,874 words, right? I’ll be happy if I make it to 50,000.

Wish me luck!

Word Count: 3,874

Ann Silverthorn


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