Alas, November is over. The craze to finish 50,000 words in 30 days is done. For those who finished National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with 50,000 words or more under your belt – Congratulations!
For those who didn’t reach their goal or weren’t able to participate in NaNoWriMo, that’s okay. But we do hope you got something done.
Recently, I heard an interview with Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files and Codex Alera series, where he gave out a very keen piece of writing advice. Writing is all about momentum. Even if you only write one word, the most important thing is that you’re writing.
It is so very true.
So, in that vein, we Fictorians would like challenge everyone to keep the momentum of NaNoWriMo going. If you won, why stop now? That book isn’t finished! If you didn’t, November isn’t the only month you can write like a madman-get that book started!
Thus, December is Keeping it Going month here at the Fictorian Era. All month, we’ll be focusing on ways to keep your writing flowing despite distractions, procrastinations, and plain old boredom. We’ll be giving you tricks and tips for productivity, ways to use craft to keep the words going, and we’ll be exploring the truth behind that pesky idea of writer’s block. Later this month, we’ll even be getting a visit from Dan Wells from the award winning Writing Excuses podcast and author of I Am Not a Serial Killer and Partials.
So, tell us, how did you do in November? Did you finish NaNoWriMo? If not, what happened? And be sure to stick around, and let us know how you keep the momentum going.