This afternoon, scrolling on Instagram while having a tea, a post just caught my eye. I have to say that more than the image itself (a pair of very original door hangers with the text “Do not disturb, I’m writing, please try again later”), what really has stirred my curiosity was one of the hashtags on the photo: #NaNoWriMo
What is that?
Searching on Instagram thanks to that tag, I’ve discovered many more similar publications, all of them referred to writing, from manuscripts to computer screens, stop moments between the lines. Ok, so it’s a great deal: that thing of #NaNoWriMo has something to do with writing, but what does it involve?
Widening my search (aka Google), I found the answers that I was searching for at nanowrimo.org. Even though at first glance it may seem a web in which one could write freely, it’s a little bit more than that.
Through the register on the web, we have access to different services, such as advice, talks with authors, a community of writers and of course we can keep track of all we write. The goal? Write a novel, 50.000 words, in 30 days, all the month of November. Awesome, right?
One of the things that I liked the most about this proposal is that it has a calendar where all the actions and activities are marked to join in the country of our choice; furthermore, the additional help to fight those mental block in the development of our story.
In spite of the 2-day delay, it’s a great opportunity to write all that is left unsaid, shall we try?