Preparing for Nanowrimo

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Each November, NaNoWriMo inspires writers to crank out that rough draft in thirty days. Chris Baty, author of No Plot? No Problem!, initiated NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—back in 1999 with twenty-one members. Today, over 165,000 writers participant. 
In 2003, I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time, writing furiously for thirty days. At 11 p.m. on November 30, I wrote two words that caused me to burst into tears—The End.
I did it. I wrote a book.
I was a real writer.
My husband said, “I guess you’re serious about this writing stuff.” and bought me a laptop so the rest of the family would have a chance to use the computer.
Participating in NaNoWriMo takes pre-planning. Carving out writing time isn’t always easy while juggling a job, family, church, and extracurricular activities. With a bit of scheduling, it is possible.  
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  1. Sherrinda

    Okay, I signed up. Yikes! I'm not sure what I've gotten myself into! 😉

  2. Rosslyn Elliott

    I'm not doing NaNo, exactly, but I am certainly going to have to crank out some words in November to make my next deadline. 🙂 I like the way Nano has encouraged you and so many others to finish a novel and know they are writers.