Does the term #NaNoWriMo mean anything to you? If you’re a writer—especially a young writer—who’s been online for the past 15 years, then it probably does.
In 2009, I first set out to finally achieve my goal of writing a novel. The premise behind National Novel Writing Month, founded in 1999 by Chris Baty, is to write 50,000 words by the end of the designated month, which is always November.
Although I won the competition (along with hundreds, if not thousands, of others), my novel was still incomplete, life happened, and I abandoned my novel as a result. Five years later, I began the journey to resurrect and complete it.
Here’s my story. (Complete with updates from my 2015 NaNoWriMo journey!)
Note: Although I’m participating in the competition again in 2018, I won’t be updating with new information because I’m actually using my own story here as a guide as well. I feel adding anything more to it would be redundant.