My NaNoWriMo 2018

Hello! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I posted about NaNoWriMo 2017. What’s NaNoWriMo you might ask? Good question. 

To put it simply, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It happens every November and challenges both published, nonpublished, and aspiring writers to write a novel in a month, or rather 50,000 words. Roughly 1,667 words a day (or 3 pages).

Ever since high school, I have been doing NaNo and I am very happy to announce that this year, I will be trying out something new. Instead of writing fantasy or short stories, I will be taking a crack at nonfiction.

If you were wondering, I am not planning on anything I write this NaNo to ever see the light of day. Not by someone I don’t know and most certainly not by someone I do know. I want to allow myself to write freely and honestly about my life and hope that in telling myself it won’t be seen by anyone, I will be able to write my heart onto the page with no regrets. Who knows if the work will ever be seen by anyone, but as of now, it won’t be.

The goal this year, like last year, is to write every day; however, I also plan on developing a consistent writing time each year. That way I can train my mind to think creatively at a certain point. I’ve heard that works, so might as well try it out. After all, NaNoWriMo is all about experimenting, pushing your limits, and trying something you haven’t before, right?

What about you? Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? What are you planning on doing for it?

Check out my NaNoWriMo 2017 post here, my NaNo 2016 post here, and friend me on here! Be sure to check the sidebar on my website for my progress throughout the month, too!

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Years ago, Camden Rose brought her typewriter across the country to Seattle after completing degrees in marketing and creative writing at Elon University. She fell in love with the city and hasn't left since. She can often be found at the ocean's edge taking notes on the local mermaid population. She loves exploring nature and seeking out the magic hidden beneath the everyday world. Currently, she is working on various short stories, novels, and a master’s in education. You can find her on Twitter @CamdensCorner.

4 thoughts on “My NaNoWriMo 2018

  1. I’m doing NaNoWriMo too. This year what I’m really working on is balancing my writing life with my real life. In the past I’ve kind of been able to ignore a lot of real life during November, but unfortunately I’m not going to be able to do that this year. I hope that your NaNo goes well!


      1. Yeah, it has been because of NaNo that I’ve been able to get some of my stories written and it has also helped to silence my inner editor.


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