It’s that time of the year again—National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner! Started in 1999 by Chris Baty, National Novel Writing Month challenges aspiring writers to put their money where their mouth is and write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. (That’s 1,667 words a day, for those playing at home.) NaNoWriMo participants can sign up at the challenge’s website, which allows you to update (and show off!) your word count and talk with other participants on their forums. It’s a great challenge that teaches you just how much work putting together a first draft can be, and who knows—your novel might go the way of Water for Elephants or The Night Circus, two novels that began life as NaNoWriMo projects!
So what are you waiting for? Aurora and the Center for Writing and Speaking are co-hosting a NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party this Wednesday night, Halloween, from 11:30 PM to 2 AM in McCain G-11. There’ll be food, music, and plenty of encouragement to kick off NaNoWriMo in style!
See you there!