Why Do NaNoWriMo?

by Grace Tierney  on Funds for Writers Site:

For half a million writers worldwide the month of November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). As a NaNoWriMo mentor and writer it’s the highlight of my writing year. Have you considered it?

The NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days began in 1999. It’s a non-profit effort run mostly by volunteers. Writers aged 13 to 100 participate in 663 regions worldwide. Books by past participants include Rainbow Rowell’s Fan Girl, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants.

The regions are supported by mentors called Municipal Liaisons running writing events and forums online and in person. I’ve been a Municipal Liaison for nine years so hopefully I can answer your questions.

Why do NaNoWriMo?


2 thoughts on “Why Do NaNoWriMo?

  1. Great share, Chris. Heaven knows the last thing I need is yet another nearly finished novel on my “bucket list”… But I’m in it again for this year. (I’ve only skipped one year since 2012.)
    Why? I really need the “rah-rah!” NaNoWriMo is such a strong huge feeling of support — having hundreds of thousands of people working for the same personal, nearly impossible goals.
    I’m making notes for the characters and the world. I did my book cover to inspire me (Facebook post this weekend).
    I’m bringing back Cornelis and his road locomotive. But this time he’ll be in a different “world” and I think his companion will be a grown up Copper, from that strange new world where his curiosity and magic goes wrong and lands him.
    Mega hugs my friend.

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