November is National Novel Writing Month, and Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) asked, “Have you ever participated? If not, why not?” I’ll share my answer and a free ebook, The Novel Writing Training Plan.
Your Novel Writing Training Plan for NaNoWriMo
Would you run a marathon without first training?
Okay, so maybe you jumped into NaNoWriMo without a plan. No problem! This 57-page book from my affiliate* friends at ProWritingAid will get you into shape in no time. Even if you keep going without training right now, use the plan later to help you get your 50,000+ words in shape to publish.
The Novel Writing Training Plan gives you a roadmap for your book, helping you arrive where you want to end up — to write a book readers will love.
My Love/Hate Relationship with NaNoWriMo
I love how NaNoWriMo gets you to write more in a month than you thought possible, but I hate the feeling you may experience if you fall short of your goal. So the analogy of the marathon still applies.
The reward comes from challenging yourself to do more than you thought possible. Even if you decide the results did not live up to your expectations, you’ll come away with newfound writing muscles and confidence you can use from now on.
And that, my writing friend, is priceless!
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Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? If not, why not?
Visit the Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Take a moment and checkout Alex Cavanaugh’s popular Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I encourage you to sign up and take part in the monthly blog challenge. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up for the monthly challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
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