NaNoWriMo starts next month and I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE every single writer or writer-wanna-be to participate on some level.
What is NaNoWriMo? “National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.” (Read more)
Every year, I sign up to do NaNo. Every year, I fail to reach the 50,000 word count. So why do I keep doing it?
Because every year, I get a little further along in one of my WIPs. And I write more words in the month of November than in any other month of the year.
This year, I decided I needed to plan ahead. I’m starting now to prepare for next month’s writing blitz. Every Friday during October, I’ll be posting info and guest posts on how to prepare for NaNo, as well as short personal experiences and testimonials from my blog readers. If you have a NaNo story or tip you’d like to share, send me an e-mail.
In the meantime, here are some links to check out:
Official NaNoWriMo site: The place to sign up.
The Official NaNoWroMo 2010 Preparation List: An awesome in-depth, step-by-step list of things to do to be prepared for November 1st!
3 thoughts on “November Is For Nano”
I'm a regular participant in NaNoWriMo. If any one is new to the site, wait until Monday to sign up. They are launching a new website (same domain) but the site is going to be down until the launch on Oct. 10th. If you are already signed up, it is supposed to automatically transfer your information to the new site.
It's a lot of fun, even if you don't finish.
Excellent! And thanks for doing this. I'm giving it another try. Hopefully I'll be more successful this year.
They're in the process of moving to another server or some such and people should probably wait until Monday to sign up.
I only started writing in August of 2010, but I did participate in NaNo last year. It was a lot of fun, and I met a few excellent writers through it. I started planning to participate this year just as soon as it was over last year.
Just keep writing!
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