Tackling NaNoWriMo – Am I Crazy?

I must be crazy. I’m thinking of participating in National Novel Writing Month this year.

The goal is simple – write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.

It sounds simple, but that’s 1,700 words a day for each day of the month.

I’m pretty busy with my teaching career, family commitments, and the radio show. Should I even try to complete this daunting task this month?

Why not? 

I’m afraid that I won’t be able to reach that 50,000 word goal. November isn’t the best month for me to tackle such a large project.

But . . .

It could be fun. Having a deadline sometimes motivates me in a way that I otherwise wouldn’t be. There’s a whole community of supportive people that I’ll be able to link up with.

Okay, I’m signing up.

You can find my profile for NaNoWriMo here.

If you are writing as well, please leave a comment or send me a message. It would be nice to share word counts and keep each other motivated.

The blog won’t suffer.

I’m in the process of stockpiling posts right now. I already have four Teaching Tip posts ready to go. I have interviews and podcasts transcripts sitting in my draft folder. I plan on writing a few more posts before November comes around as well.

That way, I won’t have to spend any time writing blog posts. I can concentrate on the novel but still publish new content on Silent Cacophony as well.

I can’t start writing until November 1st and there’s lots of work to be done before then. I’m excited and nervous about this journey.

Wish me luck.


5 responses to “Tackling NaNoWriMo – Am I Crazy?”

  1. Hi Chase .. why not – exactly .. glad you're going to succeed and give it a go.

    I'll try and do another guest post for you in a couple of weeks, or perhaps two ..

    Cheers for now – Hilary