Yesterday, when I shared my #7 benefit, I also explained what NaNoWriMo is. Standing for National Novel-Writing Month, the program challenges authors to complete their novels or at least 50,000 words of it before the end of the month. This translates to about 1,700 words per day.
Not an easy feat, but definitely doable. Even for folks who have “real” jobs, or who have never indulged in their passion, only dreamed of it.
And that is my #6 top smile for NaNoWriMo:
It urges me to indulge in my passion. I LOVE my “job!” I can’t imagine doing anything else that can earn money while bringing me and others such joy! And NaNo is a great excuse to set aside a whole month for the purpose of writing.
“But wait, aren’t you a full-time author? Don’t you write all the time?”
I am a full-time author, and ideally, that means I spend several hours each day penning my next story. However, with home schooling, various ministries, and a part time job at my church, (not to mention teenagers, cleaning, cooking, promoting current books, and all of those fire drills that come from being a home mom) I have solid weeks when get to write little more than my blog and a book review.
And boy do I get cranky when that happens!
With NaNo, I’m challenged—dared—to drop minor priorities and focus on finishing. I set the bar at adding another title to my author listing and get one step closer to my career goals.
Can you tell I love November? Writers Write!