For years my first book sat in a drawer, never getting past Chapter Three. I had edited those chapters until there was no more to do. I was stuck. Then, someone told me about National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo for short. It is an online program where a writer commits to write a novel, at least 50,000 words, in 30 days. Well, I took a shot at it.
I have written three novels using National Novel Writing Month. All three were written in the month of November and all three have been published. This year, however, I missed NaNoWriMo. I had just been through the exciting, and nonetheless, grueling exercise of getting Book Three to the publisher. So, I procrastinated and did not write Book Four.
Two weeks ago, I received an email from the powers that be at NaNoWrimo. They now hold writing camps twice a year. Yep. It’s like going to camp online. It is a virtual writers’ retreat and costs nothing to participate. It’s rules are less structured than November’s writing marathon which adds to a relaxed and fun atmosphere for creating that masterpiece.
If you have been avoiding writing your novel, or even a screenplay, here’s your chance. Go online to National Novel Writing Month: https://campnanowrimo.org/sign_in .
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Until Next Time,