Hi, guys, it’s Alicia, your friendly Writers Forum webmaster and I’m thrilled to tell you that November is almost here. You already knew that, but what you may not know is that we’re standing tiptoe on the verge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!
What is NaNoWriMo? It’s a national (free) event to give you the kick in the pants you need to write that novel you’ve always dreamed of. Maybe you’re a poet/memoir writer like me and you’ve never dreamed of writing a novel, trust me, this is still a month of fast and furious writing fun that you don’t want to miss out on.
When you sign up to be a part of NaNoWriMo, you’ll
- write a 50,000 word novel in a month (that’s 1,666 words a day for those of you keeping track)
- track your progress online and be able to see the progress of your NaNoWriMo friends as well (so you can
rub it in their faces when your word count towers above their word countencourage them when their word counts dwindle)
- get pep talks and support from a slew of amazing authors
- meet fellow writers online and in person
I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo for the past few years and will be stomping away at my keyboard trying to best my fellow Writers Forum members who are just crazy enough to write with me every year. You should join us. It’s a terrible amount of fun. Well, what are you waiting for? Sign up here. Then shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment so that we can be NaNoWriMo writing buddies.
A good challenge, dear friend.
I recently learned about the Redding Writers Forum from my book club friend Esther. Sadly I couldn’t make it to your October meeting.
I signed up for NaNo a month ago and would love to get together with other Redding writers during Nov! Or at least become NaNo buddies.
We are currently grouped in with the Chico region because no one from our area has signed up as a ML. but she is trying to help organize ‘write ins’ up here. I know the writing club out at Shasta College has signed on.
Hope to meet all of you at the Forum’s December meeting, if not sooner!
FYI There’s a Write-In at From the Hearth on Churn Creek and College today (Sat. Nov 2) from 2-4pm