A SPECIAL MONTH FOR WRITERS …
This is an edited version of something I wrote last year in November.
Last year, a female writer in England (whose blog I read) brought up this quite popular concept in certain parts of the world – NaNoWriMo – or, National Novel Writing Month, where writers are challenged to try to pen a novel in the month of November, one that is 50,000 words or more.
PUSHING YOURSELF TO GET A NOVEL DONE
The interesting thing about this is - it pushes the writer to put out something, a novel.
Whether the novel is taken on and published by a top publisher and makes the bestselling list of the New York Times is irrelevant.
(If it does, the writer will earn much more – and the fruit of that is the 30 days of work and sweat in that month.)
The exercise itself should bring out the best in a writer.
IF YOU CONTINUE PARTICIPATING IN NOVEMBER EACH YEAR
Think about it – if a writer challenges himself/herself every year, for five years, to participate in NaNoWriMo, s/he will have five manuscripts that s/he can try to sell to a publisher.
And if one or two of those are accepted by a prominent publisher, s/he can opt for a full-time writer’s job.
And if all things go well, in years to come, a filmmaker may even pay him/her for the movie rights to adapt the story for the screen.
EVERYONE HAS A STORY
I have stated this for a long time now – each one of us at least one good story. It is about time that we get that story down in a novel or novella.