Another year, another National Novel Writing Month. I’m feeling particularly excited for NaNoWriMo this time around, because I’ve been busy with freelance writing this fall and my work as a Copywriter, as well as getting things published here on my blog. I’m hoping my productive streak will continue on in the quest to write 50,000 words, and not transform into the dreaded burnout.

If you are unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, you can find all the information about it on their website (here). Basically, during the month of November, writers of all experience levels are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel. I have never accomplished this, but many writers have achieved great success in the sense of getting their novels published. Throughout the years, NaNoWriMo has become a great community for writers to connect and share their stories, which means there’s a great support system available to participants (there are even pep talks available from well-known authors!).

Speaking of which, if you would like to participate or just learn more about NaNoWriMo,Β  visit their website and take a look around. For those of you who are participating, I’d like to remind you (or inform you) of all the resources available on the website for prep work, general tips, and strategies for making National Novel Writing Month as fruitful as possible. I also recommend checking out author K.M. Weiland’s guides to NaNoWriMo, and her books on writing if you so choose.

The last thing NaNoWriMo related – add me as a writing buddy! My username isΒ theressomethingaboutkm (you can leave your username in the comments below, too, so I can find you!). Good luck to you!


Oh, and one more thing – I’ve reached 100 followers here on my blog! I’m pretty excited about this, and it is serving as another source of NaNoWriMo motivation for me. Thank you to all who follow me and all who have been reading what I have to say; you are all so inspirational! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

-Kelsey

13 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2017”

    1. Agreed! I’m feeling good about the momentum I have now so I’m going to ride it into November – I’ve never taken NaNoWriMo super seriously but this year I’m changing that.

    1. Oh great! I’m looking forward to it too. I just discovered a local Facebook group for NaNoWriMo participants in my area and am excited to attend some of the write-ins and activities they have planned. Good luck to you!

  1. I haven’t waded into NaNo yet. Still sitting on the sidelines on that front. But, I’m inspired just reading about it! I hope to donit one year, maybe the year I don’t start a new job (I’m one week in to a new role and I’ll be happy if I write 1,000 words a week for the next few months!) But, I can’t wait to hear about your progress!

  2. I’ve always been dubious about NaNo. But apparently I have no reason to be. I had help (my friend and I are writing together), but between September 12 and October 15 we pumped out 50,000 easily. We’re now passing 60,000 and closing in on the end of what became the first book in a trilogy.
    Wrong Month, Same Result! πŸ˜‰

    All the best on your writing journey!

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