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Many authors and writers participate in the National Novel Writing Month during the month of November. Writers refer to this as NaNoWriMo.
From the 1st-30th, aspiring authors write to their hearts content and until their fingers and nails bleed all over their keyboards. The point of NaNoWriMo is to write as many words as you can during the month of November. Of course, you can set a goal of 10,000 words, 30,000 words, 80,000 words, or 110,000 words. It’s up to you.
Instead of waiting until the last minute to participate, why not get a head start on this year’s NaNoWriMo?
Fact: The word count for 2012 was 3,291,503,762.
Planning and preparing now for NaNoWriMo will give you time to research and outline your book, develop characters, create chapter titles, and write a synopsis.
Some writers do not use outlines, but they are your friend. An outline will keep you and your book on track. You’ll be able to see if you’re staying on theme or not.
Also, when you develop your characters, you’ll get to know your characters better. In fact, they’ll change before your eyes. You may discover you don’t know who they are and will have to redevelop them.
Will you self-publish your book, or try traditional publishing? The latter involves querying literary agents and or publishers.
Tip #1: Approach literary agents and publishers that publish in your genre. Don’t waste your time querying a literary agent who’s not interested in sci-fi and fantasy. Also, ask your writer friends for referrals.
Tip #2: Take advantage of writers groups where you’ll receive a fair and professional critique of your writing.
Use this time to get ready for NaNoWriMo. This way you won’t stress out when it’s November.
Breakdown of NaNoWriMo
I wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2013.
I’d like to thank everyone who visits Savvy Writing Careers.com and comments on the blog posts. I’d also like to thank everyone who registered to receive updates.
Writing is my passion. I’m excited about upcoming book and screenwriting projects and look forward to developing even more projects in the future.
See you in 2013!
All my best,
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