If you’re on social media, you might be aware that November is National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as “NaNoWriMo” in trendy, social media speak.
I think it’s awesome to set aside a month like this as a way to encourage writers, but I also think budding novelists should temper their expectations in thinking they can finish an entire 50,000 word novel, from writing, to proofing, to editing, in 30 days. As I tweeted the other day, “If you somehow manage to write an entire novel in 30 days, be sure to hire a good editor.”
The idea being that the quality of your work will be affected by trying to condense the type of work it requires to complete a novel into 30 days. Why not go for 90 days instead?
Anyway, the YouTube German comedian Flula attempted to conquer NaNoWriMo last year, and the results speak for themselves.
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