NaNoWriMo Countdown!

Happy October, Everyone!

It’s less than a month until National Novel Writing Month!

Is that good news? Bad news? Scary news? All of the above?

Don’t worry. We’ve got your back. To kick off NaNo season, here are just a few posts about the month long exercise in caffeine and insanity. Not sure what NaNoWriMo is? The first post is an explanation. Want more? Here’s the entire archive.

If you haven’t done NaNo before, what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

If you’d like to write a post about NaNo, whether you’ve experienced it or not, be in touch. We’ll be back soon with a list of resources that will help you survive the thirty days.

Have fun! 🙂

Er. . . NaNo, uh what?!?

~ By Melina Kantor

Hey! It’s almost here! There’s only about a week to go before thousands of fearless writers down multiple gallons of coffee, strap themselves to their computers or writing implements of choice and attempt the impossible.

I’m so excited about it I can barely sit []


~ By Abigail Owen

Ah, NaNoWriMo! That month when loony writers attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel, beginning to end in just 30 days. What makes this endeavor even crazier is the fact that the Thanksgiving holiday strikes right when you’re in the homestretch.

This is my second year of participating []

~ By Heather Miles

It’s November! Writers all over the country, and the world, for that matter, know that we are upon the month where writers push their limits. It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Few people actually complete the 50,000 words that are considered a winning word count, but sign up []


~ By Shelly Bell

Last November, I participated in my first National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days or 1,667 per day. For many, this may sound daunting, especially for those who are at the beginning of their writing career and for those who’ve []


~ By Leigh Duvan

5 months ago I decided to pursue writing fiction on a professional level to fulfill a lifelong dream. My genre: Contemporary Romance.

I found my way to our RWA chapter after a 15 year break from membership and a first writing attempt. My career took over and my love or writing continued []


~ By Erin O’Brien

When I explain the concept of National Novel Writing Month to people, I’m often met with one of two reactions, either “Wow, cool,” or “Why would you do that?”

The why is easy enough to answer on the surface. I came to NaNoWriMo as someone who had been poking at stories []

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