What Is NaNoWriMo?


If you’ve spent any time interacting with the writing sphere online or in person this month, you might have heard about NaNoWriMo, and you might have thought to yourself, “What in the world is NaNoWriMo?” Well, let me tell you all about it!

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. In November (and now during other months, though November is the most popular), writers all over the world pledge to write 50,000-word novels in 30 days. This may seem daunting, but so many people have accomplished this goal, even people who had never written a novel before in their lives!

By committing to writing 50K words in a month, writers are committing to a lot of things, such as making writing a priority in their lives, rearranging their schedules to write at least 1,667 words a day, and also creating a community where they can support other writers and be supported themselves. NaNoWriMo can be done alone. Of course it can. All writing can be done alone. But when it comes to NaNoWriMo, success is much more likely if you plug into the writing community. 

The NaNoWriMo community is an intense creature. Some of these writers have been participating in NaNoWriMo for years (some over a decade). They know what they’re doing, they know all the best tips and tricks for getting to 50K by the end of the month, and they will always be there to lift you up and keep you on track.

If you’ve ever thought you might want to write a novel, now is your time! NaNoWriMo happens every November! Maybe you don’t want to jump in late this year, but whenever you’re ready, NaNoWriMo will always be waiting with open arms!

Visit NaNoWriMo.org for more info!


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