Most recently, I spent the month of November participating in my fifth year of NaNoWriMo writing challenge. In fact, NaNoWriMo is the reason I have been doing the blog this year. I've been doing NaNoWriMo since I was six years old. In the month November each year, people all over the world set their writing goals for National Novel Writing Month. This year I had to reach 10,000 words.
At first thought, it didn't seem too big since many authors write hundreds of thousands of words in one book.But, if you think about it and experience it, you might change your mind. That's what happened to me. After calculating the average words I needed to write per day to meet my goal, I found out I needed 333 words per day to accomplish my goal. To me, that was not too bad. But, trying to write after school, doing all my homework and chores, I realized it was hard to keep up with my goal, and I started to fall behind. In the last few days of November, I was writing 800-1000 words trying to catch up. After a lot of struggle, I was able to reach my goal, and I got a certificate of achievement! My novel is called, Under the Surface. NaNoWriMo provides five free hard copies to the kids who meet their writing goals. I can't wait to get mine.
So, that's it. This was my summary of all the exciting things I've been doing since my last blog. If you want to become a writer, NanoWriMo is a great way to practice. It's easy to sign-up. Have your mommy or daddy help you. It helped me. Bye!