NaNoWriMo -National November Writing Month

NANOWRIMOCan you write a whole book in a month? Are you ready?  50,000 words in the month of November -enough for a novel- that  is the challenge.

The biggest challenge is not what to write, but when to write? When is there ever time?  I have come to believe that it’s a little here, a little there – at lunch breaks, during commercials, whenever a thought comes. Capture them when they appear before they escape. Dedicated writing times are good too; the goal is to write consistently a little bit everyday.

I have not tried in the past – but this year I am ready! Book Two Draft is close to done – the sequel to Love’s Journey Home: The Search for Love. The first book told of Frank’s  journey to find love and acceptance as an abandoned boy  growing into manhood. His heart-warming and sometimes excruciating experiences show how his heart had to change before he could really find the love he sought.

Love Looks Back: The Search for Siblings will pick up Frank’s journey to look for his brothers and sisters who were separated from him at age ten. He may find some startling surprises along the way as he must learn a whole new side of forgiveness.

If you are ready to get started, here are the top ten tips from 2013, found on GalleyCat.

NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Establish a Writing Schedule

NaNoWriMo Writing Tip #2: Create an Outline

NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Create a Character Outline

NaNoWriMo Tip #4: Establish a Setting

NaNoWriMo Tip #5: Develop Your Novel’s Plot

NaNoWriMo Tip #6: Don’t Think Like an Editor (Yet)

NaNoWriMo Tip #7: Develop Your Protagonist

NaNoWriMo Tip #8: Don’t Check Your Email

NaNoWriMo Tip #9: Make a Soundtrack For Your Book

NaNoWriMo Tip #10: Work on Point of View