One Month in Counting NaNoWrimo

Can you believe it’s October?

Bring on NaNoWrimo

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Who is ready for NaNoWrimo this year?  It’s one month in counting! This is usually when all the buzz gets started and everyone is like…bring it on!

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NaNoWrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month.  This gives you an instant writing community (all levels), the opportunity to come together for support and planning to get your novel going and reach word count goals all in the month of November!

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Easy enough, write? Ahem… right?

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Possibly, but it can get frustrating if you’re not ready with a piece you’ve been thinking about or working on.  It’s best to use October and start jotting down some ideas and thoughts.  The idea is to write and get something accomplished before the end of the year, think of it as a Christmas Gift to yourself.

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So get your groove on and get to work, don’t wait until November 1st.

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Seize the moment and sign up at the NaNoWrimo web site, if you’re not already a member, it’s free!  I’ll see you there!

NANO You, NANO Me, 1 Month in Counting!

In just a few short weeks it will be the start of National Novel Writing Month (NANO).  Are you ready? I’m there.  I am going to finish my 1st draft this year, this November; the gauntlet is thrown (hopefully it won’t boomerang back at my head!).  This is my first go at NANO and I’m totally pumped.

Many people say that they want to write, but really the satisfaction is to those who finish.  You may have heard of the novel made into a movie, ‘Water for Elephants’ by Sara Gruen – yep NANO.

Alrighty then, what do you need to do, to get your writing on?  And why am I already talking about this in October? Well, for me, I’m getting my butt in gear to mentally prep and plot.  My goal is butt in chair, write and finish this stinking 1st draft that haunts me – recent deadline passed, argh!  I might write before the actual start, hooray me if I get a little ahead, as that doesn’t happen too often.

NANO (www.nanowrimo.org) starts November 1-30 and the challenge is to write your novel and/or complete 50,000 words.  The best part it’s free!  You create an account and connect with a community of like-minded individuals who are working on their stories that have been in progress or those first timers who are taking a dip in the pool to flex their writing muscles.  It’s a great opportunity to meet others and connect.

It’s a built-in deadline and contest for all ages globally, with the prize of self-satisfaction of completing your novel.  It started in 1999 and last year there where over 340,000 participants and over 38,000 winners (i.e., completing the word count goal)! Lots of success to be found, many of these novels found publishers and have been self-published.

Comment below – Will you be joining NANO this year? Have you participated in NANO before, if so what’s your experience? Will you complete your writing goals this year?  I sure hope so, I love to read and it would be a shame not to have your story out there because you didn’t finish it.

In the words of Wayne Gretzky “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

If you enjoyed this blog, please like and share below! Walk the talk, or write as it were.  I’ll see you at NANO 🙂