Saturday, November 3, 2012

NanoWrimo - Here I Come!

November is National Novel Writing Month. When you join NanoWrimo at, you are making a commitment to write 50,000 words this month. The whole point is to focus on the pure output, and leave the editing and worries to December and beyond.

If you love to write, it's fun! Although it's a challenge, even though all that is required of you is pure writing, it is good for you in so many ways. For one, you have to write every day. When you write every day, you become a better writer. Period. If you love to write AND art journal, like I do, your journaling even gets better. Also, you may end up with a real novel on your hands. That's exciting! Even if you start this out and do not know what you are doing, if you write every day, and write 50,000 words this month, you will have a story.

I write in my very own genre, called StitchLit, because most of my bigger works have been about stitchers! I can't help it...I write what I like.

My daughter, also a writer, is taking on this challenge with me, and she is doing quite well already. So, off I go to catch up with her! I fear this may infringe on some of my crafty time this month--but I hope not too much. I still have to stitch, play with paper, and color something every day! In the meantime, I will try and keep you updated on my NanoWrimo progress--even if I quit!

Eat, WRITE, Dream, Stitch


  1. This makes me wonder how many words I write every month, do I even come close to 50,000? I'll keep this number in mind as I write my blog, just to find out what I produce....uhm, do making comments on other people's blog count too? lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    1. Nanowrimo is to encourage you to write an actual novel--at the end of the month you upload your novel to their word counting system, and they actually scramble you words, because they are not really reading your novel, just counting words--if you wrote 50,000 words, then you get a digital award logo that you did it! Many have gone on to publish their novels.