I mentioned Nanowrimo in my first post. And now that it's July, I'm going to go into a little more depth. Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is in November. However, the Nanowrimo website runs three events throughout the year in which the goal is to write 50,000 words(your goal can be different) in a month. One of these events is held in July. I'll be participating and hopefully run my word count from 10,006 to somewhere closer to 60,006.
What to Expect if Participating
As with most wesites, the first thing you're expected to do is to build a profile on yourself and your project. Once you've done that, you can move on to finding your "cabin." This cabin will be formed based on age range, genre, or other things, depending on who you want in your cabin. You can talk to your cabin, ask for advice, give advice, start up conversations, etc. via your cabin message board. You can also keep track of your cabinmates' progress. Knowing that others can see your progress can motivate you to meet your goals. The progress tracker you allow you to input your daily word production, and according to those numbers, it will tell you when you will meet your goal and what you have to write per day in order to meet your goal. Since I'll be participating in this, I won't be able to make any lengthy posts over this month. However, I will post daily word updates that share how much I've written just during this month and my accumulative word count for my novel. Wish me luck!