Saturday, October 3, 2009

National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO)

It's time to get ready for National Novel Writing Month or “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon,” according to the official website. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I succeeded in this goal year before last. That novel is still set aside awaiting revision, but I had a lot of fun writing it.

You sign up at the website and visit daily to record the number of words you’ve written, check up on your friends’ progress, and read the message boards. There are regional events (like write-ins at local coffee shops where you don’t have to be lonely writing every day!) This one is certainly worth checking out.

1 comment:

  1. If you've never done it, I highly recommend NaNoWriMo! Two of my e-published novels were created during NaNos, in addition to the one my agent is currently shopping to NY. It's a great exercise in "literary abandon"...and you can always clean up the mess later *lol*