50,000 words in 30 days.
A challenge many are willing to take this month for a creative writing project called Nanowrimo. Started in 1999, Nano encourages writers all over the world to unite, and write for the love of words. Authors like Rainbow Rowell and Sara Gruen wrote their masterpieces during Nano with great results.
Yours truly is participating this month , and attended a start-up party in Montreal for advice. Here are the top three:
1) To keep you from editing while you write -- keep a notebook -- you will have time to go back later on and will thus avoid unnecessary changes.
2) Participate in Word Wars/ Sprints. Joining other Nanowrimos via the regional website or facebook and giving yourself time challenges, like 10 minutes writing non-stop, will keep you going and entertained.
3) Relax. Type the words as they come to you without pressure. Remember you also need to enjoy the experience.