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What is NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. (See nanowrimo.org for ways to get involved!)
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) believes stories matter. The event began in 1999, and in 2005, National Novel Writing Month became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
In 2015, a whopping 431,626 participants started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.
Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.
After teaching this program in my English classes so many times, I'm finally pleased to announce this year--November 2017--that I'll be participating in the National November Writing Month. In order for me to redeem the prestigious title of a winner, my novel, Mirror, must be at least 50,000 words and written only within the month of November. I have already started planning the story-line; I cannot wait to get started writing!
Do you think I can make it? You can follow my word count on my NaNoWriMo author page here; join in the fun today!