Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NANOWRIMO is Coming!!

The month of November is quickly approaching, which means it will be a very busy month for me.  Why?  Because November is NANOWRIMO.  I'm sure that some of you are now scratching your heads thinking, WTH?  NANOWRIMO stands for National Novel Writing Month.  It is a yearly challenge to write 50,000 in 30 days.  NANOWRIMO is a nonprofit organization that helps to promote creative writing with such programs as their Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and Camp NaNoWriMo.  Every year, thousands of potential novelists, or just people looking to take on the challenge, start banging away on their keyboards for 30 days.  Some succeed, and some fail.  2012 was the first year that I participated, and, although I did not get 50,000 words, I did write a considerable portion of my latest book, Synchronicity, during NANOWRIMO.  

One of the great things about NANOWRIMO is the way that it nurtures groups of writers into communities.  Groups of writers throughout the country get together throughout November for NANOWRIMO Write-ins, and other such activities.  Many writers start planning well in the summer for the upcoming NANOWRIMO.  I have even been planning for NANOWIRMO since September.  I have an outline with my story idea, and all of my research ready for the kick-off on NANOWRIMO on November 1st.  It takes quite a bit of dedication, but it is worth it.  

If you are interested in participating in NANOWRIMO this year, sign up on their website at:

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