For those of you who don’t know what this program is, here’s a short explanation: NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, held every November, across the world. The goal is to write 50,000 or more words in just one month! I encourage all writers to at least give it a try, because not only does it provide valuable experience for novel writing, it also helps improve your craft! Even if you don’t get to 50,000 words, you’ll have progressed in your WIP (work in progress) and that’s all that counts.
I’ve officially announced my project for this year! It will be my third time participating; first was during my tenth grade year, right when I was losing faith in my writing abilities. NaNo pulled me out of that slump and set me on the right path! The second time was junior year— I had no idea if I wanted to join again, but at the end of October, I made a split second decision to do so. I’ve had no regrets so far, so I can’t wait for November to get here.
For those who want to set their own goals, Camp NaNo might be the place to start. During April and July, writers choose an objective for themselves (could be to write OR edit a project) that won’t overwhelm them. I’ve participated a couple times and they’ve all been pleasant experiences!
Feel free to check out the website for tips, prepping tricks, pen pal opportunities, and more!