Calling All Aspiring Novelists!


Are you interested in writing a novel, but just haven’t gotten around to taking action and actually doing it?  If so, National Novel Writing Month is for you!

Held in November, National Novel Writing Month – also known as NaNoWriMo – is an ever-growing event, with tens of thousands participating each year.  (There were nearly 170,00 participants in 2009!) The goal?  To write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Impossible?  Certainly not.  Inadvisable? Only if your sense of adventure is dead and buried!  I met the goal of 50,000+ words when I participated in 2007, and you can succeed, too!  I will be participating in NaNoWriMo again this November, and I hope you’ll limber up your fingers, get your creative juices going, and join me.


The NaNoWriMo website ( is bursting at the seams – full of both information and inspiration.  Look around and you’ll learn about NaNoWriMo’s roots, that there are regional writing groups and get-togethers, and you’ll also find the forums that you can participate in or just read for your information.  The FAQs page is particularly helpful.  Another resource, if your interest is piqued, is a book by NaNoWriMo founder, Chris Baty.  No Plot?  No Problem! is a fun read for those of you contemplating joining in the fun, and is available both online and at bookstores.

So please – poke around the NaNoWriMo website and see if you can squeeze a 50,000 novel into your month of November.  I’ll be in the trenches, writing away, and would love some company!  I’ll post a few of my own NaNoWriMo tips as the event draws a bit closer. Please leave a comment on this post or send me a message through my contact page if you think you might give it a go…

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted August 27, 2010 at 7:41 am by Terry | Permalink

    NANOWRIMO is fast approaching – I’m in for 2010! Thinking this year’s novel might end up involving lots of mayhem, chaos, bloody vengeance, maybe throw in a zombie or two for good measure…. hey – it’s my story — my rules.

  2. Posted August 27, 2010 at 8:02 am by Melody | Permalink

    Hi Terry – excellent! I’m glad that at least one of my readers is taking on the challenge. It’s going to be great!