Friday, October 31, 2008

November = NaNoWriMo

Always wanted to write a novel? There's no better time to start than November, which is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. (It's really fun to say, go ahead, say it! NANOWRIMO!!) The goal is to start your novel on November 1, and then just write kamikaze style through the month of November, finishing 50,000 words (about 175 pages) by November 30th. Sound impossible? It's not! In 2007, over 100,000 people participated and more than 15,000 actually completed the word-count goal.

It doesn't have to be a masterpiece. It doesn't have to be perfectly edited. You just have to write like crazy.

Get registered at www.nanowrimo.org (It's free!)

But if 50,000 words really sounds like utter madness and you're 17 or younger, you can sign up for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program instead at www.ywp.nanowrimo.org . As part of the YWP, you can set a lesser, more reasonable, but still challenging word count goal for yourself.

Come on. Just do it!!!

2 comments:

Jennifer B said...

If anyone is interested, we could organize a Nanowrimo support group and meet at the Clovis Library (where I am) or at one of the other branches depending on who is interested. If you're interested, call 299-9531 (the Clovis Library) and ask for Jennifer. We'll figure out the deets depending on who is interested.

Jennifer B said...

Okay...must be really tired. How many more times could I have used the word "interested"? :-)