National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short). During this month, people aim to write a complete novel with a beginning, middle, and ending, consisting of at least 50,000 words in a short 30 days.

I’ve known about NaNoWriMo since high school, but decided to participate for the first time this year. 50,000 words would make a nice dent in my million word goal, but I decided to count this blog separately.

Participating in NaNoWriMo is easy, just check out their website for more details. It’s a good way to set goals for your own writing, and the forums are filled with supportive and funny people.

I can’t write without motivation or goal-setting, so I think November is going to be really productive for me.

Any other NaNoWriMos here? Or anyone just working on a novel in general?

Tell me all about it!


6 thoughts on “National Novel Writing Month

  1. I am a NaNoWriMo rookie also, welcome to the adventure. Stop by my blog, I have written some stuff on planning for NaNo. And don’t forget to add me as a writing buddy on the NaNo site.

    Good luck!

    • Well, technically, all you have to do is write! If you want to participate officially, i.e. have your word count tracked, participate in the forums, follow what other NaNoWriMos are up to, you need to make an account on their site, Chances are, depending where you live, there might even be a local group you can participate in.

      If you write 50,000 between Nov. 1st and 30th, that makes you a “winner.”

      Have any ideas for a novel yet? All it takes is an idea and a little discipline!

  2. This will be my seventh year. It’s an awesome technique for rough-writing… I wrote my first two books at 1K every single day, and my third at 1.5K. NaNo made me bump it to 2K, and I always write novels like that, now. It’s a fun ride, especially with the forums and the local writing events. I highly, highly recommend it.

    I’m ‘cjkc’ on the forums. Have fun with it.


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