A NaNoWriMo 2021 Journey with a Twist

Welcome to National Novel Writing Month 2021! My “Procrastiwrimo” self always wonders how this comes around so fast and how I’m always so unprepared…

I’ve always been a big advocate for doing NaNo your way. Use the rules, but only as they work for you! (Not a saying I would recommend extending to life in general…) This year, I’m finishing the last 2 chapters of my middle grade fantasy draft, then starting heavy revision work on the remaining 45,000 or so words of my goal.

The hardest part of NaNo for me is holding myself to it after missing a day. It’s amazing how quickly not doing something becomes a habit! In addition to my attempt to daily post through my NaNo journey here, I’m also posting 30 Days of Writing over on my IG (@laurenhallstromauthor), where I’ll feature a different writing location every day just to keep things interesting.

Current wordcount: 489 words

Strangest thing I researched today: philosophy of the meaning of life and subjective naturalism

Do you write? Let me know if you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year! Whether you are or not, I challenge you to a word sprint: time yourself and see how many words you can write in 10 minutes. I’ll do the same and post my results tomorrow.

Happy writing!

Published by laurenhallstrom

Lauren is the author of two CIPA EVVY award-winning novels, both written when she was a teen. She writes contemporary fantasy for tweens and young adults. She holds an undergraduate degree in English at Colorado State University and currently works in a public library. More often than not you can find her there - promoting lifelong learning, staring off into space, and dreaming up new stories.

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