November is here which means means NaNoWriMo–or National Novel Writing Month–has begun!
I’m so excited that this year (for the first time in years) I will actually be writing a book during November so I get to participate! (Sort of…I’m frantically plotting and editing right now, but hopefully I’ll begin writing in a few days!)
But first, what is NaNoWriMo? 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, school papers, or writing/planning out a comic book, so you can put your own unique spin on the month!
If you decide to join me and embark on the wonderful journey of 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)
And thanks to our Discord Community Manager Vin, you don’t have to officially sign up for NaNoWriMo to join in on 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 if you haven’t already) 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!
2023 NaNoWriMo Writing Sprint Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday sprints will be at (2pm Central). Thursday sprints will be at (8pm Central).
- Wed, Nov. 8th
- Thu, Nov. 9th
- Fri, Nov. 10th
- Mon, Nov. 13th
- Wed, Nov. 15th
- Thu, Nov. 16th
- Fri, Nov. 17th
- Mon, Nov. 20th
- Wed, Nov. 22nd
- No sprints Thu, Nov. 23rd as it is American Thanksgiving
- Fri, Nov. 24th (Might change due to Thanksgiving)
- Mon, Nov. 27th
- Wed, Nov. 29th Thu,
- Nov. 30th at 10 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, and 8 pm (Central times) to finish!