As some of you probably already know, November is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), where the goal is to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days.
It’s been a few years since I participated, but since my two best stories (SHADOWCATCHERS and BIG FAT GEEK) were products of previous NaNos, I figured this would be a good year to try it again with my YA Contemporary idea.
While I know this post is a tad on the late side, I thought I’d link to some of my old posts for fellow writers struggling to reach their word goals. In my opinion, the best way to get words out quickly is to have a plan in advance (I’m a combination pantser and plotter, but I definitely write better if I have an idea of where the story is going, and who the characters are).
So, if you’re interested, click the links for advice on plotting, character development, drafting, and finding time to write. As always, there’s no right way to write, and these are just some of the things that have worked for me, so YMMV.