Friday, October 30, 2009


In less than 24 hours, over 100,000 writers will begin the journey known as NanoWrimo, a.k.a. National Novel Writing Month. It takes guts to commit to this undertaking. Will you be a part of it?

If you've always known that you have the Great American Novel inside you, this is your opportunity to let it out for the world to see. Except for the stress you may encounter trying to come up with a story, characters, a plot, etc., it costs you nothing. There is no charge, other than the drain it will create on your creative juices. But you've got plenty of those, right? All you have to do to be a winner is to come up with 50,000 words that contain the great story you know you have inside your head. Piece of cake, right?

And there's help along the way including writing groups, discouragment counselors, and people who feel your pain because they're going through the same thing. Misery loves company, right? Right!

So, what are you waiting for? If you've always wanted to write a book, this is your chance to do it along with thousands of others who have always had the same goal. To find out more, visit the NANOWRIMO site and get signed up. (It's free. Remember?) Then at midnight EDT on October 31, start hitting those computer keys and crank out those words that could lead you to publication. You never know what might happen. Createspace (from Amazon) also has a great prize of a published copy of your book if you succeed in writing those 50,000 words.

Put on your creative hats and get ready. Nano is coming soon. If you're entering this year, leave a comment (below) and we'll root you on to the finish line. You can do it!

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