A Book in a Month! Day 5

writing a book in a month

YOU could be published in a month!

Day 5, and with conception and planning behind us, we’re finally into the writing! Writing a book in a month is no joke, but with a solid plan gathered over the last couple of days, all that remains is writing an average of 2,500 words per day to hit the standard for NaNoWriMo! Their website shows in excess of 8million words written during the 2016 challenge, with entrants aiming to write 50,000 words in the course of the month. And we’re not talking tens of thousands of badly chosen or nonsensical words. The aim is the close the month with a saleable book that can be published in a month.

Day 5 – Writing a book in a Month!

As you may recall from Part 1, the fifth day of the challenge of writing a book in a month sees the 20 days of writing finally underway! I’ve started working through yesterday’s plan. Usually, I would advocate writing an introduction last, since the best time to capture everything you’ve included in a book in on completion. But in this instance having had so little time to let ideas germinate, I need to set the scene as much for myself as the reader. I have a completed introduction and the beginnings of the next section completed. A tip for you there – I would suggest starting a new section and then stop writing with an idea in progress. Add a few notes on where you were heading if helpful. This will make it much easier on starting writing again tomorrow, and if you continue in the same vein throughout it means you have already completed the only writing session you are starting with a blank page! I’m now 3380 words into the challenge, and enjoying it immensely.

In Conclusion

So, Day 5 down and we’re looking like 16% of the write a book in a month challenge complete, though only 5% of the actual writing! I’m very excited for you to join me on this journey, so subscribe to be kept up to date. Leave a comment or head for Facebook and Twitter if you prefer, as well as our other social media networks from the links in the menu above. Check back on the self-publishing section to get more insights, as well as the Book Month category to catch up on anything you’ve missed over the days.