Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's National Writing Month!

Starting Nov. 1st, it’s National Writing Month. This is when writers around the globe write furiously for one month with the goal to reach 50,000 words. It’s not an easy task and it’s not for everyone. But there is no doubt that NaNoWriMo encourages writing and bonding among writers.

If you are a writer, you can sign up for NaNoWriMo here. You can keep track of your daily word counts on their site, buddy up with other writers, join forums to get encouragement and help when you’re stuck. There are even threads on suggested music to listen to as you write.
If you’re a student or a teacher, check out NaNoWriMo for young writers here. There are tips on how to bring NaNo into the classroom and getting student’s work published here.

I’m going to be attempting NaNoWriMo myself. I’m a little terrified, but mostly excited to tackle a new project. I’ll be videoing my experiences throughout the month, including how I deal with each part of the process as I come to it.

Here’s my first video for you to check out!




Christina Farley's debut YA, GILDED, releases March 1, 2014 by Skyscape/ Amazon Children's Publishing. She is represented by Jeff Ourvan of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, LLC. She blogs and vlogs about writing and traveling, and is often found procrastinating on Twitter
 

4 comments:

  1. Great post, Christy! I'll be following along and learning from you as you work through the process!

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  2. Looking forward to seeing how you manage this challenge! (I have no doubt you'll nail it!)

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  3. We shall see! You might see lots of wailing and nashing of teeth.

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  4. Hi Andrea,
    Thank you for popping by my blog :)
    ps..do you know you are a no-reply blogger? You need to change an email setting, that's if you want to fix it.. :)

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