NaNo Writing

It was so fun giving out awards to other bloggers earlier this week.  Even more fun was receiving replies from some of them.  It was so inspiring to me (thanks to Laura A. Best) that I am eager to post again so soon.

Now I am again thinking about NaNo writing.  Have you ever heard about it?  I learned about NaNo last year but didn’t get up the ‘courage’ to attempt it.  National Novel Writing takes place the whole month of November.   The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days!  Sounds like a huge challenge, doesn’t it?  And it is – especially where the writer does not start with anything at all or simply an outline.   The rule is to write, write, write .. whatever comes to mind, with NO EDITING all the way through to the end of the month or upon reaching the 50,000 word count – and the challenge has ended.

Check it out at:

I am thinking of doing this, but … can I manage it?  Of course, there is no shame in not reaching the goal, and most don’t, so if I don’t get anywhere near it I at least got started.  The purpose is to write and get inspiration from just finding out what you can do.  It is suggested to have a support group so that you can encourage one another along.

Have you ever taken part in NaNo?  What did you learn about your writing?

Are you interested in participating?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂


4 responses to “NaNo Writing

  1. I’ve never participated in NaNo,but I admire those who do. I think the whole idea is to get people writing. Often we put these things off, thinking that we’d like to write but never taking the time. Committing to this, I”m sure, is a good way to get people writing.

    If you decide to participate you will have to keep us updated on your progress!


    • Yes, I agree Laura. Speaking for myself, it is too easy to put things off. I think NaNo would be fun to do and challenging to attempt that word count for someone who has never written that much on one project. I am seriously considering it this year, and giving updates for those interested in my progress would certainly be incentive to keep at it. Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂


  2. Hey, girl! Go for it! 🙂 Lookin’ forward to your updates, sis. 🙂


  3. Gee, thanks Elisheva. 🙂 I was rather hoping someone would like to join me in this adventure. *wink* *wink* *hint* *hint*


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