NaNoWriMo. If you even dabble in writing fiction you probably know what that means: National Novel Writing Month. The task? To produce, at a minimum, 50,000 words in 30 days. That’s 1,667 per day, on average.
But it’s so much more than that.
To put that number in perspective here’s a task for everyone: Take an average length word, say one of five or six characters, and write it 50,000 times. That’s it. Just write the word (no copy and paste, of course). Now consider that for NaNoWriMo you must produce coherent sentences and paragraphs. Oh, and it’s helpful to have a plot and characters. Oh, and arcs. And settings. And backstory. And…
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