...and we're off! NaNoWriMo 2016 + Virtual Write-In on Discord tonight 6pm PST!
November is here and with it the monumental task of the NaNoWriMo participant: Write a 50,000 word novel by midnight on November 30th! That breaks down to 1,666 words per day! These brave/foolish souls dedicate a month of their life to try and establish good writing habits that allow them to write consistently and at the end of the 30 days have the first draft of work as a prize!
Share your progress everyday!
Incorporating Steemit into our writing process allows us to post our raw work-in-progress to get feedback and support (in the forms of upvotes!) for our work. Although it's daunting to release something unpolished into the wild like this, it is an act of love and community that will allow us to support each other! Use the tag #nano plus your novel's working title in a tag. This unique tag allows you to collect your work here on the blockchain!
Without further ado, grab your pens, pull up your keyboards and write. Just write.
I (insert name) do joyfully pledge to do my best to write 50,000 words by midnight of November 30th, 2016. As symbol of my commitment I inscribe this upon the blockchain to keep me accountable. I will post regular updates of my progress with to the #nano tag and will ask for help if I need it.
It's dangerous to go alone!
Writing can be tough work! We all know misery loves company, but I think that's because it's hard to be blue when you are part of a team! Talk to your fellow participants and other Steemit Members who stumble upon your work! You might be a head-strong loner, but even writing quietly with others can be a motivation!
Come join us in Steemit.chat in the #nano channel and on Discord.
I'll be hosting a virtual write-in tonight on Discord (taking over the General 2.0 talk room!) from 6pm PST til bedtime?! Join me here for voice chat: https://discord.gg/8MvqXUh
Join us here for text chat at any time during the month: https://discord.gg/nv9sjRn
Our Steemit NaNoWriMo community has been active this October preparing resources and offering advice to all. Here is a collection of some of our posts:
NaNoWriMo!!!! 6 weeks away! Come join a Steemit writing team!
NANOWRIMO! Word-count Calendar! Steal this Calendar!
NaNoWriMo Tools - Preparation - Mind Maps and YOU
Writing on the Edge: Process Journal
An Outline as Road Map to Success!
@merej99's guide to help you survive and WIN NaNoWriMo
Nanowrimo word count rates to help pace yourself by the day, hour, minute, and week
Writing with failure in mind