Here's the cool thing for garden writers and bloggers. You can write non-fiction and participate as a rogue. Lots of non-fiction writers do this annual self-challenge. You could write 1666 word posts each day for your blog, or, and this is my choice, write one or two gardening e-books, the e-books you've always wanted to write but kept putting it off. Don't be shy. Time's a wasting, so do have a look at the NaNoWriMo site, sign up and do some prep work to be ready to start writing on Thursday, November 1st, 2012.
I completed NaNoWriMo for fiction in 2007, but I'm going in as a rogue this time and writing two e-books. It was liberating to finish something back then, so I'm looking forward to this one with a view to getting my first gardening e-books out there.
Will you join me in this challenge?
If you're nervous about how to write an e-book, just write. Forget the technicalities for now. Concern yourself only with words. Don't go back and forth to edit. That's December work. Your goal is to get a first draft written and you can do it. It's less than 1700 words per day on your favorite topics. It does help to be organized in advance, have some idea of what you're going for, lay out chapters, titles, research books/links etc., to make the writing go smoother.
If you want to learn more about writing an e-book, I'm affiliated with Angela England's e-book 30 Days to Make and Sell a Fabulous Ebook. It's $11.99 and worth every penny.
Angela's second e-book earned her five figures, so it's absolutely possible to create more income as a garden writer. Her e-book will show you how. Angela is a writer-friend and she's also the owner of Untrained Housewife. Her blog Angela England has lots of tips for bloggers.
Do join me. My NaNoWriMo ID is LorraineS if you feel you need a little push/support mid-way. We can all help each other reach our goals.
So whaddaya say? You in?