I’m a Day Late: Good Luck with #NaNoWriMo Friends

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November is National Novel Writing Month. A time when veteran and newbie writers hunker down and bang out (or attempt to bang out) a 50,000 word first draft of their novel. Note I wrote first draft.Print

I’ve heard quite a few authors speak negatively about NaNoWriMo because it is not possible to write a novel in 30 days. The argument is that if it is a novel it is not good quality. I doubt that any author worth his weight in ink would publish a first draft. On average, between personal writing and work writing I can get around 5,000 words per day—more when I’m under a deadline so the ability to write is there. Quality can be there as well. But we all need editors.

While I’m not participating this year, I plan to cheer on my friends who are participating while I query literary agents and publishing companies. Expect to see quotes from writers on the art of writing, information on tools and even a few tips on how to use Scrivener. I am here to support you.

My social media links are listed below. Follow me so I can encourage you!

Twitter: @makasha

Instagram: @makashad

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makashadorsey/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/makasha/

Happy Writing!

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on Amazon.com.

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