National Novel Writing Month Is Coming!

If you can’t seem to get around to writing that book you’ve always wanted to write, consider signing up for National Novel Writing Month in November. I’m going to do it (gulp — commitment!), and what could be more fun than doing it with fellow Leaguers!

Although NaNoWriMo’s basic idea is to write a draft (note my emphasis!) of a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30, I’m taking a slightly different approach. I’ve started two books, and my main block is setting aside time to write on them; I tend to fill up my time with everything else rather than those two projects. So I’m looking at NaNoWriMo as more of an impetus to work on my books than the traditional model of start-to-finish in the thirty days of November.

Even if you don’t have a novel itching to get out, think about committing to daily writing in November. That alone would be good for anyone working on a nonfiction book, revising a longer work, writing essays or short fiction, or even writing a book proposal.

The Writers’ League will be hosting several events in conjunction with NaNoWriMo, so stay tuned (and we might just have a prize for League members who make it to November 30!).

Meanwhile, get ready to WRITE!

Sign up for NaNoWriMo here; for more info, check out the NaNoWriMo FAQs.

Posted by Cyndi

4 thoughts on “National Novel Writing Month Is Coming!

  1. The novel I started in NaNo last year earned me a finalist position in the romance genre of ACFW’s Genesis Contest this year. So, I can vouch for NaNo!

    This year, I intend to use the time to work on my WIP, which has lain idle for awhile during a family member’s illness. I need to stick a caffeine IV into my muse.

    PS, I’m in Nacogdoches, Texas (and I found you through the tag surfer)

  2. I’m in and I’m scared. Just started back writing again after a crisis in confidence. I hope I will do it. Got several starters to choose from. Deciding which to go with is half the battle for me. pprimpt777 – hearing your success is very encouraging. Goosebumps already!

  3. I will be attempting the write every day option for NaNoWriMo. I’m even blogging about it for friends & family here on WordPress! Stop by to see how I’m doing: nixdesk.wordpress.com

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