National Novel Writing Month Update

How’s it going out there, fellow writers? It’s almost the end of November, and you have just a little more time to get to 50,000 words. If you haven’t gotten there yet, just keep trying– I bet you can do it!

Writing 50,000 words for a story is a big accomplishment, whether it’s your first win or your seventh, whether you’re maintain a streak or returning from a break. And whether you get there or not, you can gain some insight into your writing style. Are evenings better for you, or a different time of day? Do you work better slow and steady, or in powerful bursts? How much can you tolerate writing without editing until the next draft?

You don’t have to write 50K every month, but if you’ve learned something about how you write and what keeps you writing, that’s fantastic!

I reached 50K words today. There is still so much more story to tell for “The House of the Seventh Minuet,” and I’m glad for November’s challenge to help push me along. The story will definitely carry on into the new year with updates twice a week, and I’m working on the ballad itself. It’s been an interesting change of pace and style from Legends of Lorata, to be sure.

How has NaNoWriMo changed how you write? What has it taught you? Do you think you’ll do it next year? Until next time, happy reading everyone, and happy writing!

NaNoWriMo 2021 Winner Shirt

*Also, if you didn’t know already, once you log 50,000 words in the NaNoWriMo website, you get access to winner goodies, including a certificate and coupon codes. You can also order your winner’s shirt to let the world know that you won.

About Legends of Lorata

Eleanor Willow is the author of the high fantasy series Legends of Lorata, which takes place on a medieval-style world filled with elves, dragons, and faeries. There is also a fourth race, one that is rare and magical: the angelic Starr. Lorata is a distant planet watched over by four deities: good, evil, elemental, and celestial-- and there are plenty of legends about them all! One of the most important ones is the prophecy of Jenh's champion, Loracaz, who is promised to return to the realm whenever evil threatens to take hold. There are currently three books completed, and the first one can be read online. Book four is currently being written, and a fifth will most likely be in the future.
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