Writers get excited about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) like kids get excited about gifts at the holidays. It’s fun, it’s fulfilling, and it can be frenetic.
Because you’re trying to write a novel during the month of November.
That’s 30 days, people.
And if you can’t finish it, you can at least make some progress toward it.
Novels such as The Night Circus and Water for Elephants were started during NaNoWriMo, so if that doesn’t motivate you to begin that work you’ve been thinking about for a while, nothing will.
In conjunction with the Stevenson University Library and the communication club on campus, 47 House, I’ll be kicking off NaNoWriMo with a workshop to get people excited and motivated to begin.
Think about it this way: if you write 2,000 words a day for 30 days, you’ll have 60,000 words written, which equals a small novel. It’s possible, and if you can’t complete it, how great will it feel to just know you did something during the month to contribute to your goal of writing a book?
I’ll be right there, writing along with you. I started writing my new novel recently and have just hit 30,000 words, so I’m hoping to make some progress on my project as well. Additionally, the Stevenson University Library will be posting prompts to get you started…get you thinking…and ultimately, get you writing.
Join in the fun.
Start writing with me on November 1.