If you aren’t already familiar with NaNoWriMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. The challenge: Write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. The website NaNoWriMo.org offers support forums, pep talks, progress tracking and more. And it starts TODAY!
They even have a youth program that offers similar support but lets kids establish their own word goal. There are even downloadable workbooks to help formulate a plan (personally, I think these could be helpful for the adult with writer’s block as well) at NaNoWriMo Workbooks.
I’m totally going to do it. Who wants to meet me for coffee to churn out a novel?
I’ve been a NaNoWriMo flunkie before, but I’m determined to get at least something down this year.
Max is doing this. He hasn’t chosen a word count yet, but we’ll dive in today. I love how they have it set up for kids. As for me, while I’m not going to write a novel this month, I am going to use NaNoWriMo as inspiration to finish a screenplay. You know I’m up for coffee anytime!
In! While I can’t sign up for the official NaNoWriMo because I already have it started, I’m going to devote time in November to expand my story. I had about 5K words but cut it down to 3K when I decided to make my short story longer. I’m in for coffee, of course. Do we have to discuss writing?