It’s April 1st. For some, it means it’s April Fool’s Day but for many writers it’s time to set writing goals for the month at NaNoWriMo.org. If you are not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it is an organization that brings writers from around the world together to have the biggest write fest in November and smaller write fests in April and July. During the November event, the goal is set at 50,000 words in a month. Camp in April and July allows you to set your own goals.
The benefit of joining NaNoWriMo.org is writing with others. Face it, writing is a solitary habit. Sometimes, bantering with others spark ideas you can use to spice up your writing. For me, I found a great group that just happen to be local and I have a critique group that is invaluable. I never thought I would like reading and getting feedback from others. But writers only want others to excel too.
So this Camp finds me with two goals. First is to write 15,000 new words for a first book in a fantasy series about witches in the Wild West. The second is to edit for an hour every day on the second book of the series that I wrote first. Yeah, I do a lot of things backwards like reading magazines from the back. Who does that? Anyway, the series will be four books so I have some writing to get done.
I might set another goal to keep me writing here about how my writing and editing is going. The good and bad that goes with writing. I’m no Stephen King. But I am learning much about the craft of writing.
If you want to write a novel, short stories, or even a script hook up with NaNoWriMo.org and find me. If your interested in having a buddy, I’m annettegrantham on the site. Check out my About Me page if you want to know more about me.