Thursday, December 27, 2012

Making Every Month Nanowrimo by David Colby

National Novel Writing Month –Nanowrimo – is over, and for most of the writers involved, the nightmare is over, too. Their novel, the horrible, abysmal excuse for a novel that they’ve vomited out over the course of four weeks and space chance, is done. Dead. They can stick a fork in it!
(Of course, this also means that the nightmare has only just begun for the editors who must endure the people foolish enough to send their newly finished Nanos off without so much as a by your leave.)
Still, I don’t actually participate in Nanowrimo. People might find that odd; after all, what better way to get yourself writing than by participating in Nanowrimo? Well, the reason why I don’t DO Nanowrimo is because I do Nanowrimo every other month. This sounds even crazier than not doing it at all, but I find it to be the best way for me to actually write. Because to do Everywrimo requires you to get into a schedule, into a rhythm that you can consistently follow every single day.
So, the first step to Everywrimo is to write one thousand words every single day. That’s all. There’s no other steps, no other things to do. No special procedures or tricks or secrets. You just sit yourself down in front of your keyboard and you write one thousand words every single day.
It’s remarkably easy once you get into the swing of it!
Using that method, I’ve managed to write a truly obscene number of books, and you can too.
And, due to the immutable laws of chance, at least one of them will be halfway decent!

Author Bio:

Heavily influenced by George Romero movies and bad, poorly dubbed anime, David Colby decided to start writing almost twelve years ago. It went poorly. But, despite these early setbacks, David continued to work and write and send out submissions until someone was mad enough to accept him. Currently living in Rohnert Park, California, while working on his English Bachelor, David Colby continues to be fascinated by George Romero movies and has realized that animes have subtitles.

Twitter: @therealzoombie


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