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: NaNoWriMo.org
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