Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Book News: NaNoWriMo

This is not so much book news as it is writing news.

Today is November 1 which means the start of NaNoWriMo!

What is NaNoWriMo you may ask?  It's short for National Novel Writing Month.  The goal here is to write a novel this month or at the very least 50,000 words of a novel.

I have participated in NaNoWriMo for the past four years.  Last year I didn't make the goal.  I lost inspiration the first or second week into the month.  But, the other years 2008, 2009, and 2010 I have made goal and won.

This year I want to write 75,000 words.  I'm sort of cheating in that I am not writing a novel.  I'm going to be working on a bunch of stories at once.  I feel this is okay, because I have not really been writing, except for my blog, lately, and I feel this will be a great exercise in getting me back on track.  I want to get back to being creative. 

If you love to write I hope you join and participate.  You lose nothing if you don't make the goal so don't worry about that.  Who knows what you can gain if you just try.   A novel?  Better writing skills?  Fun?  Buddies?  I believe it's worth it.

For more info and to join check out the official website: