‘Twas the night before NaNoWriMo, and all through the house
Not a keyboard was clacking, no clicks of a mouse;
The notebooks were placed on the table with care,
In hopes that stories would soon form there;
The writers were tossing and turning in their beds,
While visions of plot bunnies danced in their heads.
‘Twas the night before NaNoWriMo
This is it, the day before NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month starts. For those who may be questioning what NaNoWriMo is, it is a 30-day writing challenge to write 50,000 words over the month of November. This essentially equates to writing an entire novel in one month. For more information and to sign up, please check out the NaNoWriMo site.
Whether you are a new or returning writer, NaNoWriMo is quite a fun and stressful challenge. This will be my eighth year participating in NaNoWriMo and I hope to make it my fifth successful year.
Thinking about joining but thinking it might be too late? Well, it’s not! There is still plenty of time to sign up. If you hurry, you may be able to get ready for NaNoWriMo before the challenge officially starts. If not, you can at least sign up and determine what project you will be working on. You might even have enough time to run to the store and get the necessities for your NaNoWriMo survival kit.
If you are participating, consider adding me as a writing buddy. Having active writing buddies makes NaNoWriMo far more enjoyable, as seeing their word counts can be an incentive to keep on writing, plus you can encourage each other along the way.
Good luck to everyone participating in NaNoWriMo this year! I know we will all do amazing and rock those word counts!