For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is NOT a line of lyrics from a Lady Gaga song. It stand for National Novel Writing Month - a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. the idea is simple: start writing November 1 and complete a 50,000-word novel by midnight, November 30.
This is your chance to kick out a large number of words to finish a novel in record time. Many people start the challenge and end up with a sizeable number of pages by the end. Some are inspired to start writing for the first time. Others are inspired to finish something for the first time. Most of us find that writing at breakneck speed produces a lower quality of work that doesn’t reflect what is normally produced when writing within our own timing. But no matter - we have something to work with.
There are ways to make speed writing more effective. The overall goal is to produce more in a shorter period of time but if you keep it up, who knows? Speed writing may become a habit. Here are a few tips.