NaNoWriMo 2015 / by Kenneth Buff

So we're halfway through October, Halloween's around the corner, and then after that we have November. A time for no shaving, Christmas shopping and turkey eating, but it's also become a time for something else in recent years, it's become a time for writing. It's known as NaNoWriMo to writers, and it's the time of the year when any writer worth their salt will try to pump out 50,000 words of a story in just one month. Last year I started Phidelphius during NaNoWriMo. I didn't finish it, but I wrote everyday, and I knocked out somewhere around 30,000 during that one month, which is really good for me. This year I hope to do better. I plan to start the Dick and Henry novel for NaNoWriMo, and I'd like to get it almost completely finished before the month ends, maybe hit that 50k mark.

There's more than one benefit to writing fast. Obviously you get the book done faster, but I find that it also helps to keep me in the story, and that it makes the world I'm writing about feel that much more real to me. It makes my writing feel like it's hitting harder too, which is really the whole point of writing it, isn't it?