Permit me to confess that I have a phobia for embarking on longer projects as novel writing. The idea alone is daunting. My writer friends find this fear strange and funny because my short stories are usually 3000 – 4000 words long. I can’t explain it myself. I attribute this phobia to my pessimistic temperament. What if I don’t complete the novel? What if it doesn’t work out in the end? What if i don’t find a publisher for the novel? What if? What if? Fear and worry are very useless emotions. They are energy burners and time-wasters. I tell you.
So when free-lance writer, Imogen Reed, wrote a feature on the novel writing month, I exclaimed, “yes, this is good news.” Is it possible to write a novel in one month? I don’t know, but I have nothing to lose by trying. In fact, I’ll learn a lot from the experience.
For writers who haven’t heard about the NaNoWriMo contest which holds every November, you can read all you need to know about it HERE.
According to reports, 90 NaNoWriMo novels already found publishers. It’s a wonderful innovation. I shall register and participate this year. Will you? We can encourage each other on this blog.
Undecided writers should note that the contest kicks off in less than 20 days.
Good luck and have fun at NaNoWriMo!
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