Do you have a book idea that you keep meaning to write, but you are still in the procrastination stage? It’s not too late to join this year’s National Novel Writing Month and start your novel!
Now in its 19th year, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrMo) is the largest writing event in the world. The annual event encourages creativity by having writers make a commitment to write 50,000 words or more during the month of November.
NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. There’s no fee to join, and there are no prizes. The goal is to let your writing muse loose: To write your novel rather than just thinking about it.
To enter the event, you sign up on the NaNoWrMo website. You then track your writing progress throughout the month by entering your word count on your NaNoWrMo page. There are loads of writing resources to help motivate you and propel your writing including virtual and local write-in events, and “pep talks” from published writers. There are also online forums where you can discuss writing issues with other NaNoWrMo writers.
NaNoWrMo has an impressive list of traditionally published novels that were written by NaNoWrMo participants, including Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen), The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern), Wool (Hugh Howey), and Cinder (Marissa Meyer).
Time to stop thinking about that novel. Sign up to join the National Novel Writing Month and start writing it now!