Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November?
It's a fun time full of writerly companionship, and if you're on the fence I hope I can convince you toÂ jump on in. Â I thought I'd share part of a post (with a link to the rest) I wrote for Willamette Writers this summer to help persuade you.
Have you tried NaNoWriMo? You shouldâ€”itâ€™s a great way to get your words flowing and get your stories out on the page.
Admittedly Iâ€™m biased in favor of NaNo. Iâ€™ve been signing up for it since 2003 and actively participating since 2006 (turns out you actually have to write something to get to 50K). Iâ€™ve taken part as a writer (and a winner seven times). Iâ€™ve been the Portland, OR municipal liaison. Iâ€™ve attended and hosted local write-ins and events and participated in the online forums. But most importantly, I have written. I have written in November even in years when writing was a struggle. NaNo did that for me.
(Read the rest of the post here.)
I really do love NaNo. Â I'm hoping to participate this year even in the middle of a house renovation and move (which may be completely crazy, but I'm still thinking about it). Â I hope you'll give it a try and give your writing a jolt of NaNo energy.
Drop me a line, let me know if you're jumping in, let me know how it's going. Â I'll cheer you on and see you at the finish!