Life is getting busy here…why?? Well, my brother is getting married and I’m moving…BUT ALSO because NaNoWriMo is coming up!
What is this crazy word with weird capitals and no obvious meaning?
It stands for National Novel Writing Month. Get it? National Novel Writing Month = NaNoWriMo. Understand? Good. Here’s the website.
If you’re still confused, watch the video at the end of this post. I promise you won’t regret it
NaNoWriMo is AWESOME. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. It doesn’t have to be good. It doesn’t have to make sense. The novel doesn’t even have to be finished at the end…you just have to write 50,000 words of it between November 1st and November 31st. But who could possibly do this without people to procrastinate with and lots of caffeine?
That’s why NaNoWriMo has a HUGE community of writers in every major city of the U.S., and most other countries! Find a Region near you here.
What does this mean? Well, even if you have no novel ideas in mind. Even if you fall miserably short of your word count. Even if you just want to write short stories, poems, or gobbledegook, you have a month of excuses to do it with other awesome writers. Meet the writers in your area and learn from their experiences and expertise. THAT’S why I’m super excited this year…not just because it’s NaNo. I took the NaNo challenge last year. But because, this year, for the first time, I’ll get to participate in the NaNo community of writers where I live, in Lexington, KY! Kick off parties, all night write-ins, planning meetings, and goodness knows what else.
YAY! I’ll finally have friends! I mean…new friends…because of course I have friends…(characters count, right?)
So that’s why I’m super excited for NaNoWriMo this year. The chance to meet awesome writers and new friends (and also get my re-write for Crystallized finished, as well as serious progress on its sequel, Fractallized.) You know the old saying “If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute?” I kind of feel like that about NaNo…only with “minute” replaced by “month.”
Now, for your viewing pleasure, NaNoWriMo explained by John Green
WHY ARE YOU EXCITED FOR NANOWRIMO???