National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner — in fact, it starts tomorrow! Each year for the past three, my family has participated. This year is no different! My younger daughter, husband, and I are all going to be working on novels.
How about you?
If you’re a kid, sign up with the NaNoWriMo’s Young Writer’s Program. There you get to set your own word count and have the fun of seeing a graph of your progress. Plus, if/when you complete your novel during the month, you receive a few lovely perks. In the past, CreateSpace.com has offered five free copies of one’s book if you are NaNoWriMo winner in the Young Writer’s Program. Whoo hoo!
If you’re an adult, sign up at NaNoWriMo. Your challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. You’ll find lots of support and tips when you sign up (whether in the Young Writer’s Program or in the grownup version). I have to confess that on years (like this one) when I know I can’t make 50,000 words (my hands are complaining these days of overuse) I sign up in the Young Writer’s Program … I guess I feel like my novel writing self is indeed mostly a young writer. But I’m sure that’s not the intention of YWP.
But whether you sign up with NaNoWri or the NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program, it is so worth participating. All over the world, thousands of writers of all ages will be scrawling or tapping keyboards furiously.
How about you?
I’d love to hear about what you”re writing (novel, poem, story — anything!). Feel free to share in the comment box below.
Catch the wave and write on!