Why You Should Write a Book in June
JuNoWriMo is our spin off of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) that takes place in June, challenging you to write 50,000 words in thirty days. In the past two years, JuNoWriMo has inspired hundreds of writers to get their books written, and I’ve asked a few of them to share their personal stories. Today Linda Hamonou sums up her experience in one phrase: Step by Step.
Why should you write a book in June? THIS is why.
S is for Step by Step by Linda Hamonou
Once again last year, I participated to JuNoWriMo and won, I have to say I always surprise myself cumulating the wins. I’m thinking about making it again this year, you can’t really stop something that’s working. I enjoy myself a lot and as the community is smaller than the NaNoWriMo community, it’s easier to find friends, follow other people’s progress and help each other, even for a loner like me who would rather type stories after stories than talk in a forum.
One of my favourite things about JuNoWriMo are the achievement badges you get when you hit some lower word counts. That’s why I titled this post Step by step.
It’s very easy to get lost in a large goal, of course you can see the numbers growing up, of not. JuNoWriMo also has a form to fill up your progress which you can conserve to be able to compare your progress over time, which is very important to become a real writer. It helped me understand the reasons why sometimes I can write a lot and others only few words.
But in normal competition, you are allowed to congratulate yourself about the achievement only at the end when you are done with your words, when everything is finished, when you either won or lost. JuNoWriMo is different, it gives steps. It’s as if you have been waiting for your birthday cake for a month and nobody showed up yet but you still get a chocolate cookie to keep you patient. And that’s what JuNoWriMo does. It gives you mini goals, it helps you push through the large goal by putting cookies on the way for you to grab. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who would write passed my daily word goal just to get my cookie earlier.
That’s the reason I keep coming back, June is a really easy write.
It’s Your Turn
JuNoWriMo 2014 is going to be bigger and better than ever, so don’t miss this opportunity to write that book. I dare you to write 50,000 words in June. If you accept my challenge, know that you won’t be in it alone. You’ll be writing alongside hundreds of other authors who are going for the exact same thing, and that’s the best way to write. It’s gonna be stinkin’ awesome.
Oh, and one more thing. JuNoWriMo is having a giveaway right now: sign up and you just might win a prize!
So, are you in?
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