For Inside the Publishing World Wednesday I am going to focus on National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. It happens every November and is a great way to kick yourself into gear.
Right now is the time to sign-up. If you wait until the last minute, sometimes the site crashes. https://nanowrimo.org/sign_up
I guess I'd better explain what it is first, lol. NaNoWriMo is thirty days of butt-in-chair writing mayhem. "On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30."
Yep, 50,000 words! Yahoo! And it is doable. I've done it at least three times, the other few I was working on a middle grade and didn't need a full 50,000 word count.
From the press release-
Join the League of Extraordinary Writers
“NaNoWriMo ignites people’s superheroic creative powers every year by empowering them to
write their stories. It takes courage, grit, resilience—and wild imaginative leaps—to write 50,000
words of a novel in a month. Our stories save us from villainous forces that we encounter every
day. Our stories determine the future of our world,” says Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of
Last year, NaNoWriMo welcomed 384,126 participants, in 646 different regions, on six
continents. Of these, more than 34,000 met the goal of writing 50,000 words in a month.
This year, participants will be inspired by weekly “pep talks” penned by published authors,
including Roxane Gay, Kevin Kwan, Julie Murphy, and Grant Faulkner. NaNoWriMo will also
provide participants access to mentorship from authors including Emily X. R. Pan, Mur Lafferty,
and Jasmine Guillory.
Wanna write along side thousands of writers, including me? Join up now! https://nanowrimo.org/