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Ramping up for NaNoWriMo

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

Two weeks until the NaNoWriMo computers start but don’t think you have to wait until then. Why not go into training? One useful tool is the simple concept of writing 100 words a day for 100 days. Do you have to stop when you reach the 100-word mark? No. But the minimum you agree to do is 100 words. If you start now you’ll have two weeks of finger-tappin’ training followed by a month of committed NaNoWriMo that begins with a daily start of 100 words.

No strain, no heavy effort, no massive amounts of time are involved. Pressure is reduced and tension eased. Who can’t come up with a few hundred words? Easy peasy, as a friend of mine would say. Writer Avis Hester came up with the concept, but it’s writer Beth Patillo who organized the 100 Club. Does it work? Apparently so. I know several local writers who have joined and found continued success. Of course you can do this on your own but you may find the group helpful. Unless you’re extremely self-disciplined, going it alone can lead to a huge rush in the beginning and an even quicker demise. So join the group, find a buddy, and hit the keyboard today. I have.

And when you finish the first 100 days, return here and tell us all about it.

READ ALL ABOUT IT: No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

Links: Club 100; Nanowrimo

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  • spyscribbler

    That “100” a day idea was the best idea I’ve ever read. I’m in a little group that does the same thing. Five or six days a week, we committed to writing 100 words, at least. At first it was hard, but after a year, all of us are usually doing 1,000 or 2,000.
    The sitting down is probably the hardest part.