Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

Wow, it's that time already! For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and happens every November. It's a worldwide challenge for those interested in writing where each person commits to writing 50,000 words in the month. The purpose is to gather everyone together, fire up the imagination and write the story that's burning inside. The wonderful thing about NaNo is the organizers help break down the word count into managable goals, helping you keep track and stay motivated along the way.

I did NaNo for the first time last year and I was so nervous. I worried I wouldn't be able to complete it, that I was setting myself up for failure but sure enough, with a few days to spare .... I FINISHED!! This is a challenge for EVERYONE! Not just published authors. If you have a book inside you... join up and have fun! I'm signing up again this year under The Bookish Snob (I was still into being anonymous last year LOL I'd resign up but then it wouldn't show I completed last November) so look me up and we can be buddies!

If you're interested, here's the link where you can find all kinds of information. As we're heading into October, now would be a great time to start thinking and planning.


Christine Rains said...

That's fantastic you completed the challenge your first time out! I've done it for eight years now. I completed it every year except last year. A baby sort of gets in the way of time management. Hopefully I'll be able to make the word count this year. If not, it's so much fun to participate in.

Diana said...

I'm hoping I can join this year, I tried 2 years ago but didn't get to finish