So what is National Novel Writing Month? It’s a month long event in November for authors of all stripes, skill levels, work ethics and genres to commit to work on or complete a story! If you want to know a little about the history, it was started in 1999 with only 21 people, and last year it had 455,080 participants! If you want a little more of the history, you can find it in our original article Here!
Rules and Guidelines:
The rules are super simple:
The NaNoWriMo website is filled with great resources, including pro-writer pep-talks and guides to make your project easier. I urge you to check out the site before the first of the month to put yourself in a good starting position!
The system is designed to track and help you with your goal, but at the end of the day you manage your own expectations. Also, it’s important to note, if you do complete your project in the 30 day goal period, NaNoWriMo unlocks a bevy of awesome prizes and partnerships to help you move on to the next step!
I Participated Last Year!
While I am very private with my creations, in an effort to be supportive, I am sharing the first chapter here on the site for my completed work from last year.
Let us know what you think, and share your projects with us as well!