NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 3.57.16 AMThis year, along with thousands of writers across the nation, I will attempt to write  a 60K length novel in 30 days during the month of November. It’s called NaNoWriMo.

In 2013 I began a fictional book called “Bruised Violet: The Life and Times of a Reformed Holy Roller.” I never finished. I started to turn it into a screenplay but stopped halfway through.

In 2014 I wrote a funny book called “Trailer Park Moms,” a story about a middle-aged single mom who lives in a trailer park with her 8-year-old daughter. Think Stepford Wives meet Honey Boo Boo in Suburbia. I finished the book during NaNoWriMo but it needs major editing.

In 2015 I started journaling about my breast cancer battle. My goal is to turn it into a memoir and/or one-act play and see where it leads.

My goal this year is to complete all three of these works and start submitting them to publishers.  I’ve got this! I am a word warrior AND a cancer warrior and I WILL win! 🙂

From the NaNoWriMo website:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.

National Novel Writing Month is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (formerly known as the Office of Letters and Light) that believes your story matters. Our mission statement:

National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels.

Through all our programs, we work to empower and encourage writing and vibrant creativity around the world:

  • The Young Writers Program promotes writing fluency, creative education, and the sheer joy of novel-writing in K-12 classrooms. We provide free classroom kits, writing workbooks, Common Core-aligned curricula, and virtual class management tools to more than 2,000 educators from Dubai to Boston.
  • The Come Write In program provides free resources to libraries, community centers, and local bookstores to build writing havens in your neighborhood.
  • Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writing retreat, designed to provide the community, resources, and tools needed to complete any writing project, novel or not.


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  1. Trackback: This is the End, My Only Friend, the End…. of #NaNoWriMo2014 | Wendipoprock's Wild Ride

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