NaNoWriMo 2016 is officially just one month away. (Woot!) My excitement for this reminds me of Christmas morning when I was a kid. I am looking forward to the challenge and the late night caffeinated writing binges.
Wait, what? You don't know what NaNoWriMo is? Silly me, let me explain myself. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a 50,000 word first draft of that story you've had floating around in your head. In the month of November, use the support of other writers with the same goal. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Today I start prepping for the craziness of this month. I want to have a solid foundation when the clock strikes midnight on November 1, 2016. To be able to meet and surpass my first time goals, I know outlining, plotting, and character developing is the answer. I have my pad of paper and my idea ready. Now let's bring on the magic.
If you're a first timer like me, let me know what you're doing to prepare. If your a NaNoWriMo vet, what are some tricks you can give us newbies to make sure your successful?
I raise my tea cup to all the participants this year. I look forward to meeting new friends in this process.