NaNoWriMo

CHS author Ayla participates

NaNoWriMo

Ayla Faullin

November is National Novel Writing Month, and thousands of writers, young and old, across the country will be participating in this self-challenging writing contest. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) aims to write around 50,000 words in a single month. That’s, on average, about 1,667 words a day. With a lot of hard work and self-discipline, we writers hope to complete a novel by the end of the month. The extra nice thing about this writing challenge is that the only person you are competing against is yourself, no one else. NaNoWriMo has helped dozens of writers through writer’s block or the inability to start or focus on completing a whole book!

If you would like to participate in NaNoWriMo, you can visit Nanowrimo’s website, where it can keep track of your words and hold you accountable to make sure you stay on track. Many writers find this helpful, and it also provides a community to offer support. But even that’s not necessary. Many others participate without it, holding themselves accountable on their own. NaNoWriMo is, regardless, no small task, so let’s wish all the writers (including me) lots of luck!