November is here which means means NaNoWriMo–or National Novel Writing Month–has begun!
National Novel Writing Month is an event started in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days (the month of November). The global event is run by the official NaNoWriMo nonprofit organization–which means it is also FREE to sign up and join in the fun. If you signup you get a nifty tracker and some fun discounts if you “win” and write 50,000 words by the end of November.
Even though NaNoWriMo focuses on writing a 50,000 word novel, you can work on any project you want! In the past, some participants work on D&D campaigns, journaling, or writing/planning out a comic book, so you can put your own unique spin on the month!
Sadly this year my timing is off so I’ll be editing for the first half of the month, and I won’t truly be participating. But! If you decide to embark on the wonderful journey or writing a novel in a month I have some resources to share with you to help you!
- Author Resources webpage
- Blog Posts with the Writing Tips category
- My Pinterest Board for Writing Tips (this Pinterest board has links to my blog post and other writing tips from other authors)
But thanks to our Discord Community Manager Vin you don’t have to officially sign up for NaNoWriMo to have fun!
Vin is going to be hosting writing sprints multiple times a week throughout the month of November on Discord (See link for instructions on how to sign up for our community Discord!) The dates and times of Vin’s writing sprints are listed below, and they’ll be held in the “Writing Sprints” channel of our server.
You don’t have to work on a fun writing project if you want to join in Vin’s sprints! If you are finishing homework, studying, or have a work project you really need to focus on please feel free to join. I will try to pop in for a couple of of Vin’s sprints throughout the month so I hope to see you there!
2022 NaNoWriMo Writing Sprint Schedule
All times are at 2 pm Central unless indicated otherwise
- Tue, Nov. 1st
- Wed, Nov. 2nd
- Fri, Nov. 4th
- Mon, Nov. 7th
- Wed, Nov. 9th
- Fri, Nov. 11th at 10 am Central
- Mon, Nov. 14th
- Wed, Nov. 16th
- Fri, Nov. 18th
- Mon, Nov. 21st
- Wed, Nov. 23rd
- Fri, Nov. 25th Mon,
- Nov. 28th at 10 am and 2 pm Central
- Tue, Nov. 29th at 10 am and 2 pm Central
- Wed, Nov. 30th at 10 am, 2 pm, 6 pm, and 9 pm Central