Having issues writing your latest novel? Is writer’s block in your way? If that is the case, then the NaNoWriMo challenge that is coming up in November might be the way to refresh your writing skills. NaNoWriMo is an event in which authors around the world attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days(NaNoWriMo, 1999). This event begins on November 1st and ends on November 30th
NaNoWriMo occurs every year, and it is a means for writers to motivate each other via social media to finish their novels. Authors are able to post how many words they have written each day, sharing this information with other writers that are doing the same thing. This helps them stay accountable (The Masterclass Staff, 2021). In many cases this event has assisted authors in finishing their novels and sometimes, these authors have even been published (Jenkins, 2020).
“NaNoWriMo was created by writer Chris Baty in 1999 in the San Francisco area, where 21 writers participated, [and] it has now been registered as a nonprofit organization” (The Masterclass Staff, 2021). Now, with the event getting more recognition due to the writers involved, the number of people that participate in this event has grown. In fact, at this point, there are almost 800,000 writers that take part in this event (The Masterclass Staff, 2021).
So, if you are looking for a way to connect with other authors and a motivator to get that new novel written and finished, NaNoWriMo might be what you are looking for.
Jenkins, Jerry. (2020). Participating in NaNoWriMo 2020? Caution! Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://jerryjenkins.com/nanowrimo/.
NaNoWriMo. (1999). What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://nanowrimo.org/about-nano.
The Masterclass Staff. (2021). What is NaNoWriMo? Tips for National Novel Month Writing Success. Masterclass. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.masterclass.com/articles/tips-for-national-novel-writing-month-success#what-is-nanowrimo.