No, that title isn’t just a bunch of gibberish — it’s “National Novel Writing Month,” held in November every year. This year is the 10th anniversary, so if you’ve ever dreamed of writing your own novel, what better time to start than now?
Your goal: Write a 175-page (50,000 word) novel by midnight, November 30. Sound impossible? Don’t worry — NaNoWriMo is all about enthusiasm and perseverance, not high quality writing. Just let go, lower your expectations, and let the words flow.
Sound interesting? Check out the official NaNoWriMo site for more information or to sign up.
Need some help to get started? There’s a Grand Rapids area forum so you can find other writers and NaNoWriMo events near you. Or check out the Writers’ Group that meets at our Cascade Township branch.
(Hey teens — NaNoWriMo also has a Young Writers Program just for you!)
Posted by: Sheri