Get Ready for NaNo #1

National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) started July 1999 with 21 participants, who wanted to write a novel (50,000 words). Not only did the participants have fun, they were very happy with their results.

NaNoWriMo has grown ever since.

Why would anyone sign up to write 1,667 words each day or 50,000 in 30 days? To finally take the plunge and write that novel that’s floating around in their head.Also, this month long event is a fantastic time to join writers from around the world and cheer each other on.

I signed up for a NaNo event through Savvy Authors. In order to get ready, I will prepare a synopsis,character profiles,and outlines. This will hopefully prevent me from experiencing the dreaded writer’s block and to actually have a manuscript that is workable.

The first item I am preparing is a synopsis. Why prepare it before the novel is written? So I know clearly where the story ends and where my characters need to go.

I started my synopsis on Wednesday and used a worksheet from pub(lishing) crawl. Which I have found very helpful.Now all I need to do is decide on the story’s ending.

Are you preparing for NaNo?


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