Participating in NaNoWriMo 2020

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What is NaNoWriMo you ask?


Well thanks for asking!


NaNoWriMo started over a decade ago and it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is a single intensive month devoted to either a crazy untenable writing routine, or - it typically results in the euphoric realization that anyone can write, (including you) you just have to keep it regular.


Regardless if you're fresh meat or you've done NaNoWriMo for years, the community online is welcoming and there are often events near your community if not at your own library.


There are regions to register yourself to and there are regional representatives that work with NaNoWriMo to create content and keep you motivated and connected with weekly emails and special reminders.



I wanted to write a little intro to it because lots of folks would love to participate in something like this but often lack the courage to commit. Here's the thing about NaNoWriMo: it's all up to you. You can commit to the standard 1500~ daily word count if you want to complete 50,000 words in a month but there's no pressure on you to perform.



If you have been wanting to write for a long time but you haven't felt prepared, then this page of resources, printables, and profile badges will help you feel more confident.



Ideally you already have a project in mind and you want to attempt it. If not, then maybe spend this month planning it and follow us next month by writing yours in December.


If none of this interests you then at lead you now know what "Nanowrimo" means when other writers mention it around you. For those with day jobs, students who have classes, and those who are already full or part time creatives, NaNoWriMo sometimes means a stressed out slog toward a writing goal.


I remember the first time I tried NaNoWriMo. Too anxious to commit, I launched a profile that no longer exists but helped me hammer out my first novel ever: Citizen Vamp. Not yet published but I have been working on it lately. It's headed for publication in October 2021. 


Any projects you want to work on?





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