Hey guys! It’s that time of year where people write stories because it’s November! Last year, I did a similar thing, but this year’s will be different, owing to the fact that, well, I don’t want to write thirty stories again!
So what is the NaNoWriMo challenge? Well, normally people write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1st and November 30th. I don’t have the patience or the mental capacity for that (plus writer’s block is horrible), so I decided, like last year, to dedicate it to short stories. For fairness, I may try and aim for them to be 500 to 1,000 words apiece, if I can manage that. So it’s my own NaNoWriMo challenge, with a purpose of having a first draft of potential short stories for later (this worked for some of the works that I did last year!).
My Personal Rules (for staying sane):
- Every contribution goes live on a Sunday (not including today)
- A theme or prompt is usually really bloody handy.
- Don’t sweat if you can’t write one day.
- Have fun!
Last year I did a huge writing challenge, and I had a story posted for every day of November. It was a hard slog, and it wore thin towards the end. However, some of those submissions are being reworked for…a new purpose. Read all about last November’s writing challenge in the provided link!
After all of the submissions have been posted, check out my Twitter, as there will be a poll up, so that you can decide what short story goes in my book!
And on that note, I’ll check in with my first story on Sunday 8th November!