It's October, and NaNoWriMo is fast approaching. For those of who you might be unfamiliar with that term it stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it's a free writing event that is held every year in November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in a brand new novel during that month. It's just a great way to give yourself a fun challenge--I personally look forward to it every year!
So anyways I wanted to invite you all to join me for NaNoWriMo, as well as my NaNo prep during the month of October because I'm going to be sharing inside looks at the book I'll be writing. Plus, I like the fact that you could write with me. It's a lot of fun and I would love to be able to know that you all are in this with me! I'll be sharing my favorite NaNo tips and tricks, maybe sneak peeks at my very first draft (eek!), and other interesting and fun things.
If you're thinking "Yeah, this sounds really great!" Here is the link so you can sign up for NaNoWrimo. It's totally free, no costs involved at all. If you're under 18 and you want to do it, there is a Young Writers website as well, with the option of choosing your own word count to fit your age. (However I am currently not on the Young Writer's Website anymore as I'm too old). Don't forget to look me up once you get on there so we can be writing buddies! :) There is a search bar at the top right of the website, and from there you can find me. My username is LittleBookBug, and you should see the "Write" Typewriter (as seen above) as my profile pic.
If you're still needing some convincing, here are 5 good reasons why NaNoWriMo might be something you might want to consider. ;)
1. NaNo opens up a world of creativity you might not have realized you had.
2. It's a good push for those who like writing but just sit around thinking about it instead of doing something.
3. It's a good way to let loose and be a little crazy...
4. You can learn a lot during the process about yourself and life in general if you pay attention. :)
5. If have a story that you would like to tell, NaNo helps you get started with it. Or, you may realize through NaNoWriMo that you have a story you should tell that you never even knew about. :D
I really hope that you can do this with me, I'm really looking forward to the prep and planning, and then the actual writing--I just get so excited thinking about it! :) So, writers, sharpen your pencils and sign up, and those who don't feel like NaNoWriMo is the right fit for them right now, please stay tuned throughout this next month anyways so you can still be a part of the fun on the blog. If you have a friend you think might enjoy this, be sure to let them know about it so they can do it too. :)
Thanks so much for everything, and I hope you all have a lovely day.