May is my favorite month of the year. Why? Yes, the days are longer and the weather is nicer. Yes, summer movie season officially begins (Hello, Civil War!) and my husband’s birthday falls during this month.
But for me, May = Vacation. Sweet, luxurious vacation.
Every year I try to make the most of May, but this year the timing couldn’t be better. I finished my YA novel a few weeks ago and I’m really excited to start on my next project. I’m also very motivated to write the first draft quickly since I know how long the revision process can be.
SO, I’ve decided to create my very own MayNoWriMo!
For anyone who doesn’t know what this crazy acronym stands for, it’s a play on the acronym NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is actually held in November of every year and it’s a BIG deal. Over 400,000 people participated last year with the goal of writing a 50,000 word novel in a month.
I’ve never been able to participate during November. Between the ramp up to finals week and Thanksgiving there’s just no way.
But that’s where May comes in…
This is the perfect month for me to try my hand at fast drafting. So, I figured, why not create my own version of NaNoWriMo and see how quickly I can write a first draft!**
I’ll post updates here and if anyone else is interested in joining then comment below! We can be accountability buddies!
Here’s hoping that May turns out to be an incredibly productive month!
**FYI: I’m actually planning to extend this into the beginning of June, but MayJuNoWriMo really is too much. ;)
And here is my monthly progress picture. Hoping to blow this one out of the water next month ;)