NaNoWriMo Writing Challenge!

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

It’s been a little while since I last posted here, and for that, I apologize. Between school, life, and, humorously enough, the game itself, I’ve had very little time to write. However, I’ve officially sent off my college applications (I actually wrote about Warcraft in my essay!) so I’m hoping to get back to writing more frequently.

This brings us to my purpose today: writing more frequently. Today is November 1st, the beginning of both the eleventh month in the year as well as the beloved writing challenge NaNoWriMo. The traditional idea behind the task is to motivate writers to pen a 50,000 word novel within one month’s time by setting daily word count goals. It’s a super cool writing challenge that I’ve actually never done before, so I thought, this year, I’ll give it a shot!

However, I’m changing up the rules a bit to better fit the blog. Rather than writing 2,500 or so words each day, I’m going to instead try to publish a blog post every single day. Give or take. I will be giving myself two cheat days per week just in case life takes over unexpectedly, but I’m going to try to use as few of those as I can. If all goes according to plan, I’ll have written anything between 22-30 blog posts this month!

The challenge will be especially, well, challenging, because I’m going to be going out of the country for the week of Thanksgiving. That means I’ll have to pre-write at least five posts and have them set to publish while I’m gone. If nothing comes out that week, that most likely means I’ve messed up the internal release calendar. In that case, I’ll push the challenge one week back.

So what exactly will I be writing about? World of Warcraft, mostly! I may throw in a few posts about art (since that was one of my New Years Resolutions, to include art in my blog more) or stories, but I will do my best to tie everything back into WoW. This also means that not every post will be 1000+ words (remember Pants, it’s the marathon not the sprint). I will do my best to be varied and interesting in what I write about, so more folks than just myself will want to read.

But most importantly, I really want to use this challenge to have fun! Recently, I’ve found that I have no motivation to write even when I have free time, and I want to work on getting that spark back. This challenge should push my creativity to the limits and force me to just keep writing. I know me, and I know how I work; sometimes I need that shove to get going again. So what better way than a month of writing?

Hopefully you guys enjoy the ride as much as I will! Succeed or fail, I’ll see you guys on the other side!

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