Almost 350,000 writers accepted the challenge to write a novel in just one month. However, only 42,000 of those actually reached the required 50,000 word minimum, thereby earning the title of Winner.
I am proud to say I was one if the Winners so here are my Top Five Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo.
1. Have a detailed story planned out before 1st November.
2. Use public transport in November as it will give you more time to write.
3. Stop watching TV.
4. Put aside at least one weekend for writing, just in case you fall behind.
5. Write every day, even when you don’t feel like writing. Anne Tyler, the American novelist, famously said: “If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.”
NaNoWriMo returns in November 2014!