Have you always wanted to do NaNoWriMo but for some reason or other talked yourself out of it?
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one out there who has done this. More than once too. Every year I contemplate it and every year I decide that I don’t have enough of a fully fleshed out idea to tackle it. And I also think, “What about my blog during that time?” After all there are only so many hours in the day.
But what if you could combine the two: create content for your blog and do NaNoWriMo, or least a version of it? Sound tempting?
Do it with us
One of the reasons we decided to launch this project with series of fiction prompts was because we thought it would be the ideal answer for those people who had always wanted to do NaNoWriMo but didn’t have an idea for a book.
By using the 31 Days of Erotic Fiction you can write a short story for every day of the month. If you are a blogger then you can also post those stories to your blog giving you a whole month of content. And as we all know content is king when it comes to blogging so why not blog your NaNoWriMo?
At the end of the month you will have a 31 pieces of flash fiction to your name. If you write 500 words for each story, by the time you finish you will have written 15,500 thousands words. You could potentially use those flash fiction pieces as the basis for a longer story or maybe turn one into the plot for your next novel which you could write during NaNoWriMo 2021.
You can also share your work with us here as we have created a link up page where you can post a link your 31 Days of Fiction blog posts so that we and other bloggers completing the workbook can read your work.
Make it work for you
If you want to register on the NaNoWriMo site then you can absolutely do that too however to “win” you will need to write average of 1,667 words per day to hit the target of 50,000 words at the end of the month. The difference though is that they suggest you don’t do any editing along the way. You just get the words down. Clearly if you want to blog your stories you are probably going to want to do some proofreading/editing before doing so, hence aiming for a slightly lower word count. But if you think you can do 1667 words a day using the prompts then don’t let us stop you.
We believe just because you don’t have a novel in you (yet) doesn’t mean you shouldn’t join in with NaNoWriMo and hope that the 31 Days of Erotic Fiction will provide you with a alternative way to take on the challenge of a writing month whether it be in November or any other month you choose to do it in.
Molly Moore runs her own freelance business. Working for various companies managing blogs, social media and affiliate programs. She is also the author of Mollysdailykiss.com where she blogs about sex, kink and self portrait photography.