It’s Nearly November! Ready For NaNoWriMo?

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Yes! It is four days until to the kick off for the 2020 NaNoWriMo, which is of course, National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is the endurance race to get 50,000 words of a project down on paper. Or on your hard rive.

The writing project is usually a novel, but it doesn’t have to be. There are categories for  just about any genre you would write.

Go to the NaNoWriMo website by clicking here, create a free account for yourself, and then explore the options. Create a profile, organize a project, or search for your community. You do not have to be alone in this race.

The objective to to write, write, write every day in November. To meet the 50,000 word goal, one has to write just 1,667 words every day.  The trick to this is to never edit in November. Get those words down on the page! October is for editing!

Returning for a second year is a Redding Area Municipal Liaison who is coordinating events for NaNoWriMo participants in our area. This year, due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, all of the NaNoWriMo group events will be held twice a week, except Thanksgiving week, online with Zoom.

If you have never tried NaNoWriMo, I highly encourage you to give it a shot. I participated a few years ago. I did great the first two weeks, but then ran out of gas. Even though I did not reach the 50,000 word goal, I did end November with 23,856 words that I did not have on November 1. You cannot lose in this proposition.

Thanks,

Geo.

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