Got plans for November?
How about writing a novel! We think it’s crazy…and we love it!
Every year NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenges writers to commit to making the month of November a month of writing;
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.
As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel. Wrimos meet throughout the month to offer encouragement, commiseration, and—when the thing is done—the kind of raucous celebrations that tend to frighten animals and small children.
In 2011, we had 256,618 participants and 36,843 of them crossed the 50K finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists. www.nanowrimo.org
We encourage you to step out and commit – and when you do we want to hear about your experience. If you are thinking 50,000 words may seem a bit overwhelming, not to worry, NightWriters has you covered. We’ll be asking our members to commit to a few writing challenges a bit less daunting. Whether you decide to be a NaNoWriMo-er or a NightWriter mark your calendars – we’re going to be writing the month of November.