What happened to November?

So, what happened to blog posts for November? I’ll tell you. Nanowrimo happened. If that word looks like it must be something other than English, you’re not alone. Nanowrimo stands for Nation Novel Writing Month and happens every November. This was the first year I have participated. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.

The first day of November I was quite sick and only wrote a few hundred words. I looked at the chart on the Nano site and the tasked seemed insurmountable. Each day I’ve trudged forward and today I am proud to say that I have reached word number 44,021. With only five days remaining in the challenge, I can see the finish line.

My novel will not be complete at 50,000 words so I’ll keep plugging away at the first draft in December. An ending point around 90,000 words is more likely.

If you’d like more information on Nanowrimo, visit them at http://www.nanowrimo.org/, and consider joining the race next year.

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.

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