So cool that so many people are stepping up to the plate to reach for the goal, which is to write a 50,000-word novel in just 30 days, through this annual Web-based creative project at http://www.nanowrimo.org
So far, over 277,000 aspiring novelists have signed up, according to the Web site. Who cares if you don’t write the Great American Novel. The whole point is to blast past self doubt and procrastination. Just let it FLOW!! The movement has taken off like wildfire since it was first hatched in 1999. Some bestsellers have even been born during NaNoWriMo.. http://mentalfloss.com/article/53481/14-published-novels-written-during-nanowrimo
And some BIG authors like James Patterson and Neil Gaiman weigh in with “pep talks” that you can access through the site once you sign up. Its free to register, so if you’re inspired go sign up and start WRITING!!!
Younger contestants can set their own goals, which can be fewer than 50,000 words. Madison Browning, 14, of Los Angeles entered the contest for the third time this year after succeeding in her self-set goals for the past two years. Madison, a serious ballet dancer, has been bringing her laptop to rehearsals during the month of November to reach her goal and pen her book.
“Each year I’ve increased my Nanowrimo word goal by 5,000 words and even though my rehearsal schedule is rigorous, I make it a priority because I love the challenge,” said Madison.