If you were looking for a “boost” to get that fiction novel written, here is your chance!
Since 1999, every November has been “NaNoWriMo” month around the world. “National Novel Writing Month” is an interactive and fun way to spend 30 days working on getting that novel out of your head and onto your favorite word processing program.
According to the NaNoWriMo website, participants begin writing on November 1 and work towards the goal of writing a 175-page original novel by midnight, November 30. The program is geared towards anyone who has even thought about writing a novel but has been hindered by thinking they didn’t have the time or that it would take too much effort.
Here are some additional FAQs:
What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time.
Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.
Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.
When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.
To find out more and to sign up, visit the How NaNoWriMo Works page!
Once your novel is written, you will of course need professional editing, formatting, and preparation for publishing! At Writing It Right For You, we work with authors who have finished manuscripts and are ready for the next steps. We can help you get your novel into Amazon.com, Apple.com iBooks, or Lulu.com. We also work with a professional book sherpa if your desire a more traditional publishing route. After NaNoWriMo, be sure to contact us and have your new novel ready for publishing in the new year!