Writers unite! NaNo is less than 15 days away!


Marti Ink

Many aspiring authors, and even authors who have already been published, know that the month of November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a fast and furious 30-day challenge to get that best-selling novel out of your head and on to a computer screen (or paper, depending on your preference). The crazed writing style of NaNo, founded by Chris Baty in 1999, has served as a great motivator for those writers who work best under a strict deadline (like myself).

The goal of Baty’s challenge is to reach 50,000 words by midnight of November 30th. Believe me it’s not easy. So far I’ve tried it twice, each year increasing my numbers, but failing to reach that magical word count. Last year I made it somewhere like 24,000 words, and even though I didn’t reach the goal I was happy with what I had accomplished. Unfortunately, my book is still…

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