National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us. There’s a special place in my heart for this event, because it’s what finally got me writing long-form fiction. Also, I can finally point to some results: The Rogue Retrieval, which I wrote in NaNoWriMo 2012-2013, is going to be published by Harper Voyager early next […]
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month
Welcome, fellow author! In this category you'll find articles on NaNoWriMo, that crazy angst-filled, caffeine driven month when thousands of authors attempt to write a 50,000 word article in 30 days. Find out what it's like to participate, why I love it, and what I've done to win it, 5 years and counting.
Last month, hundreds of thousands of writers around the world tried to write a novel in 30 days. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the event that pushed me to write my first novel. I love the community aspect of it more than anything. Writing is such a solitary activity, so it’s great to have […]
It’s my sixth year participating in . Every year there’s more at stake in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I’ve had five consecutive victories, and I don’t want the winning streak to end. As I write this, it’s the morning of November 16th. This is the all-important halfway point of NaNoWriMo. Just over two weeks in. This is […]
This year I was a winner of National Novel Writer’s Month.. Winning this event is no particular distinction; it only means that in 30 days you write a 50,000 word novel. It occurred to me, during a few of the harried, word-crazy moments of NaNoWriMo, that it’s much like becoming a writer. The event itself […]
My first week in NaNoWriMo is nearly over, and it’s been a lot of fun. Already I’ve turned out over 8,000 words – a good week for me, though still slightly behind the pace I’ll need to hit 50,000. Even so, my current novel project is coming along nicely. Why NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month […]