November 6, 2014

It's National Novel Writing Month! (Guest Blog Post)

It's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), in which people across the country take up the challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. This year, BB&N has its own team of NaNo-ers, pouring blood, sweat, tears and ink (well, hopefully just ink) onto the page to meet the challenge. We're proud to support their effort! Below is a guest post from veteran NaNo-er, Ayame, offering motivation and insight.  Go NaNo-ers!

We're halfway through the first week of NaNoWriMo 2014 – how's it going for you?

If you find yourself behind on your word count goal, no worries! You have almost an entire month to catch up.

If you're still on target, keep up the great work!

If you find yourself (somehow) beyond your word count goal, good for you! Don't relax yet – there's a lot of days left in November. *eyes competition* *returns to writing*

The first week has always been the easiest, for me – still all fired up about this whole writing thing, still at least a little in love with my story. It's a good time to get ahead in terms of words, 'cause rest assured, it gets harder.

The second week, for instance, is always cited as the hardest to get through. By the time you reach the third week, there's a certain amount of "well, I've gotten this far, MIGHT AS WELL KEEP GOING HUH." By the time you get past that, it's basically just last minute panic and lots and lots of writing.

Anyway, I don't know how motivational that was. Just keep writing! I believe in everyone's ability to get through the month successfully!