Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's NaNoWriMo Time Again

November 1st means brave and crazy writers all over the world are banging away today, and all getting started on writing 50,000 word novels.   The catch...the novels can't be started before today and have to be finished by midnight on November 30th!

Yes, it's National Novel Writers Month or NaNoWriMo for those in the know!    I've finished four 50,000+ word novels, 4 years in a row, and am aiming for a 5th this year.    So, I'll be pulling back a bit on the blog for the month.    But just a nudge.   We'll still have upcoming events, lots of great give aways, reviews, and photo and video filled recaps.   But, I've also got a plot to hatch.

If you're an aspiring, past or future novelist, it's not too late to join up and do NaNoWriMo 2011.   Dive right in and join us.    It's an inspiring, fun website and there's a highly active local ChiWriMo group, hosting write in's and special events all month.    Check out NaNoWriMo's official web site here, but give it a day or two.   They sometimes crash right at the get go, with all the zealous energy and overload of hits.

There's a youth version for kids 5-18 who want to write a novel but aren't quite up for the whole enchilada.   There are reasonable word goal guidelines for every age, and my kids, Du-Jay and Sagezilla have co-written their own novels the past 3 years during November, right along with me!    

If your inner critic gets in the way...If your creative writing takes a back burner to everything else in your life...If your finger has an addiction to the delete button.    Then NaNoWriMo is the contest for YOU, because there's just not time for those editors in your head to make demands.   You've got a major deadline to meet!   It's free to enter, although donations and merch purchases are encouraged.    We enthusiastically recommend giving it a try!

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