We’ve reached the end of November. How did I do on this month’s creative challenge?
November’s Creative Challenge: (Just) write 50,000 words.
I participated in NaNoWriMo as part of this challenge, and I am excited to say that I am a winner!
Here’s how I did on my personal goals for this challenge:
- Write a HUGE chunk of a novel. I wrote more than 50,000 words during this month. Some of these words formed valueable prose. Many of these words created notes for the next phase of this book. A few of these words were research. This thing is starting to make sense.
- Build my writing chops and become a better writer. I don’t know if I’ve become a better writer because I can’t measure this for myself. I do know that I’ve become better at the act of writing. I can write when other people are around. I can write when I have no inspiration. I have successfully created a daily writing habit.
- Actually hit 50,000 words. I can check this one off!
Good question! So what do I do with this big chunk of a novel? Nothing! (Right now).
I need a break from writing this piece to gather more information through research and by reading like works. I plan to draw diagrams and make mood boards for important settings so I can better describe things.
I mentioned my daily writing habit. I want to keep this, but I also want to have time to work on other creative projects. The morning time works well for me, so I’ve decided to dedicate this time to creativity. I probably won’t always use it solely for writing, but I will likely write at least a blog post or notes for something on a daily basis.
Have you participated in NaNoWriMo? What was your experience?