What I Learned From NanoWriMo

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NaNoWriMo as you are probably aware stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place for the month of November every year. Writers from all over the world scramble to write as quickly as they can and churn out 50,000 words or more in the space of a month. It’s quite a challenge, but it can also be very rewarding.

This year was the first year that I really set myself the goal of competing in NaNoWriMo. I read all the tips and guides and geared myself up for what was going to be a very busy month. The week before the month long event was to kick off, I grabbed a notebook and began plotting out the novel I was going to write. I wrote out my character profiles, chapter synopses, ideas and more. I was fully prepared or so I thought.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

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