November comes around and writers go crazy! They join each other in something called NaNoWriMo. In case you don’t know what that is  it’s where writers try to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The point of it is to get writers to write without worry how their story is coming along and not focus so much on editing their work as they go. The point is to write a novel within those 30 days.  This is the reason I haven’t posted so long, well that and Thanksgiving. 

I am currently working on my second book and decided that is what I would do for my NaNoWriMo novel this year. I “won”! I am happy to say that I write 50,000 words in a little over a week and you know what it doesn’t suck! If you are a writer you should do it next year and see what you come up with. Even if you don’t write the entire 50,000 words I can guarantee you will walk away with a sense of accomplishment and pride. You will have a full novel that is either written and ready for editing or one that is well on it’s way.

You will also find yourself surrounded by a group of supportive people that are on the same journey you are. They will laugh and cry with you and they will help you when you’re stuck!  I won’t lie and say that NaNo isn’t stressful at times because it is but I feel if you weren’t it wouldn’t be worth it.  NaNo is good for aspiring and established authors, in fact there have been books that have become bestsellers that were written during NaNo.  There are also resources, pep talks and forums on the website to help you along. You can access those all year and even if you’ve never participated in NaNo. Create an account and you can enjoy them! 

I have even gotten some blog ideas while doing NaNo so be on the look out for those coming soon! For now I just wanted to tell you about this awesome way to write and get support. I will leave the NaNoWriMo website link  for anyone interested!
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