Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Get Ready, Get Set- Friday is NaNoWriMo!

Prep time is almost over. Prepare to write!

Direct from NaNoWriMo headquarters:

Today • Earn a badge!
Right now is the moment to commit to your novel. Create it on our site, then post about it on social media. Accountability helps! To increase your investment, make a donation or ask your friends and family to sponsor your efforts.
November 1November 1 • Earn a badge!
At midnight in your time zone, start writing! After a vigorous scribing session, make your first word-count update (from the menu at the top of our site). Plus, visit your regional forum to find kick-off events and more throughout the month.
November 2November 2
Check in on the 100,000 K-12 students participating in our Young Writers Program. Find inspiration in the homepage Dare Machine, be jealous of their pep talkers, and root them on with the#NaNoWriMoYWP hashtag.
November 4November 4
As you rocket into Week One, be sure you've explored all the corners of the NaNoVerse. We're on TumblrFacebookTwitter,Pinterest, and YouTube. And on our blog, 30 Covers, 30 Days is in full swing.
November 7November 7
Our 2013 pep talkers should be keeping those words flowing. Look for them in your NaNoMail inbox, plus visit the archive for past letters from authors like Neil Gaiman and John Green.
November 9
November 9 • Earn a badge!
Join our all-day Writing Marathon and Donation Day to power up your novel and support our nonprofit. We'll be livestreaming from NaNo HQ, plus tweeting updates, challenges, and giveaways. No word count left behind.
November 11November 11
Need to banish the the Week Two blahs? Check the Procrastination Station on your dashboard for daily links to forums, social media, videos, and participant blog posts. Or, consult our expert NaNo Coaches!
November 14November 14
Hey, you know that brilliant thing you've been writing? Be sure it's backed up! Put it in the mysterious cloud, email it to yourself, or save it on a memory device (we like this one).
November 16November 16
Throughout the month, our local volunteers have been rooting you on. ML Appreciation Day is the time to say thanks: send a NaNoMail or start a thread in your regional forum.
November 17November 17
Here in San Francisco, it's the Night of Writing Dangerously. If you can't make it, look for similar novel-celebrating events in your region—or follow along virtually.
November 25
November 25 • Earn a badge!
Winning starts today! If you're at 50,000 words or more, click "Validate My Novel" in the My NaNoWriMo menu. Check your NaNoMail for info on ordering a winner shirt, plus consider a donation to help us support even more novel finishes.
November 26-30November 26–30
We'll keep this one simple: Write like crazy! (Then follow the winning directions above.)


  1. I'm going to participate, but am going to do it on my own, because I'm going back to finish a novel I started back a few years ago. I figure if I can do about 1000 words a day, maybe I can finish it in 30,000 words! Good luck to you as well!

  2. That sounds like what I'm doing. I'm writing part two of a book and I need about 30,000 words. Have fun and may the force be with you :)