National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2012 is just around the corner. Before you know it, writers everywhere will buckle down and pump out 50,000-word novels in 30 days.
Do you want to be one of them this year?
Then you need to start thinking about your story now. Right now. So you can have a plan come November 1.
Having A Plan
When you have a plan for your novel (rather than sitting down and just writing to see what happens), you’ll come out with a much stronger draft than you will without a plan. A draft that’s a polish away from being publishable.
Approaching NaNoWriMo without a plan guarantees you’ll have to write another complete draft. That’s because you’ll still be searching for your story, instead of coming to the table November 1 with a story already found and figured out.
Plus when you have a plan, you’re so much more likely to actually finish NaNoWriMo. Without a plan, you may just quit a little while in. Where’s the fun in that?
NaNoWriMo Road Map Workshop
That’s why I’ve decided to offer the second-annual NaNoWriMo Road Map Workshop!
Last year at this time I helped a small group of dedicated writers create a Road Map for the novels they wanted to write during NaNoWriMo. We worked through their story milestones, characters and the scenes that needed to be there.
What they came out with were Road Maps that lead them from the beginning of their stories all the way to the end.
No more guessing. They knew exactly what to write and where to write it.
“With the Story Road Map workshop, I was able to walk through the different phases of my novel and be ready to write when November 1st rolled around. I hit the 50,000-word mark with three days to spare and ended up writing close to 60,000 words before writing THE END. If you’re looking for someone to help you put some structure to your thoughts, I would highly recommend Jennifer’s Story Road Map workshop.”–Kerry, 2011 workshop student
And now you can too, by joining my NaNoWriMo Road Map Workshop.
As a bonus, I’m offering the workshop at a Pay-What-You-Can price! You can’t beat that.
Take NaNoWriMo as a serious opportunity to finally fulfill your dream of writing a novel. Come to the challenge November 1 with a plan.