It’s the beginning of November. And I’m writing. About writing. So, it stands to reason that I’ll be telling you all the wonderful things about NaNoWriMo. And how I’ll totally be doing it. Because anyone can do it. Right? Well, kinda.
About NaNoWriMo. It’s a whole bunch of words smushed together, and it’s a whole thing. November is National Novel Writing Month. It’s meant to be a month where people devote time to writing the next Great American Novel. There’s even an organization to it and a competition, and writers just go nuts over it. Winners have it plastered all over their author pages, and rightfully so. Tons of people participate, and if your submitted work wins an award from this event, you should be monumentally proud of yourself and your writing. I highly encourage you to do it. If. You. Want. To. Do. It.
If you’re a writer and you’re not digging NaNoWriMo, that’s ok. It’s not for everyone. It’s not for me. Personally, I’m not looking to write a novel. I thrive on poetry and short stories. I do articles too, but just for my freelance work. I’m not one to write long, drawn out work. I’m a fairly concise writer. Even long poems are difficult for me. I love to write, and I can spend a long time writing. That long time writing is spent writing lots of different things, though. Maybe it’s my ADD. I don’t know why it is, but I know that it’s how I am, and that’s totally okay.
I really like keeping up with others’ progress though. If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, please let me know! I’d love to see how you’re doing. Tweet at me, @reneebellawrite or link your work in the comments below. If you need more information on the contest, visit https://nanowrimo.org/ and sign up. You can join people across the globe who are taking part in the same challenge. Let us know how you’re doing! Even if you don’t write a whole novel, I’m proud of you for trying.