This post originally appeared on the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) site. With NaNoWriMo kicking off on November 1, now is the time to start clearing your decks and preparing for a very intense month of writing if you intend to participate.
Ready to start planning your November novel? Our NaNo Prep resources are for you.
From now until NaNo, we’ll provide resources to inspire, challenge, and prepare you to write that novel. Look to our blog, forums, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on new stuff, or bookmark this page (we say put it right on your browser bar so you remember your noble noveling intentions).
Let’s start by addressing some of the burning questions you might have:
- When should I commit to this thing?
- What kind of NaNo-novelist am I?
- How the heck do I plan a novel?
- Are there other ways I can prepare?
- How do I meet fellow writers?
You’ll find the answers sprinkled along the prep route below. Read on!
1. Make a commitment.
Intention is everything. Decide right now that you’re going to write a novel in November, then tell everyone you can. We’ve prepared a few ready-made social media messages for sharing: