The First Day of NaNoWriMo

“Writing is an exploration.
You start from nothing and learn as you go.”
~E. L. Doctorow

Today marks the first day of NaNoWriMo, and I couldn’t be more excited. I have a rough skeleton of a story in mind and I am heading down one road. If it dead ends I’ll change lanes and try to continue down an alternate path. I’m at point A and I have several point B’s in mind. The middle part is what I’m not sure about but in a way it’s very exciting. Who knows where these characters will take me, who knows what will happen to them. It actually helps not having every little detail planned out because then the story is flexible and can withstand mass amounts of pressure, pounding and uncertainty. My story is rubber.

If you are interested in following along during my and others’ journey, you can visit my NaNoWriMo profile or keep tabs on this blog and I’ll be updating it throughout the month.

Now before I shut off the WiFi and head into deep threshes of my novel I want to talk about one more thing. NaNoWriPod. I just discovered this podcast yesterday and I wish I had known about it sooner. It’s a gateway into tips on writing throughout the NaNo event but also book recos and exercises for aspiring writers.

With that, I leave you to go work and work and work.

Author: Scott Taft

Scott Taft is a digital marketer, a writer and husband. He lives in Philly with his wife and dog. They love to hike, check out new restaurants and watch scary movies.

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