If you don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in the month of November every year.
A little more information…
Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.
NaNoWriMo begins on November 1st every year and runs until November 30th. Authors from all walks of life are welcome to join thousands of others who wish to start their first, fifth, or hundredth story.
You are able to complete NaNoWriMo in any place where you can work with paper and pencil/pen or word processor. (You will need to keep track of your word count in order to participate and gain your certificate) Enter your word count daily to achieve your goal of 50,000 words. (That would be 1,667 words a day!)
They provide ‘Regions’ and forums where you can ask questions, get motivation, and be involved in the online community of writers.
You are assigned a Region with a leader who is there to answer any questions you may have as well as provide any information you may need to know leading up to and during the NaNoWriMo.
Need some help getting started? This is the perfect time as they are talking all about NaNo Prep as the weeks get closer to November. They also have events and pep talks from your leaders.
Looking for something more? Pinterest is a great place to find images to inspire your writing. Settings, characters, conflicts, you name it and you can find something there to help you on your journey.
Don’t forget about the forums where you can start discussions and get advice from others who are journeying alongside you as well as veteran NaNoWriMo participants. Ask questions, tells your problem or just vent the day. They’re good that way.
What Am I Doing For NaNoWriMo?
Well, that is the question, isn’t it?
My original plan was to continue in a way with the Conquer the Darkness Series, which I’ve been working on for a while. I’m just about done working on writing the last book and have had plans for another with two other characters, Andrew and Laurie, which my sister is dying for me to write.
Though I love these characters and I want to do them justice, I sometimes feel I need a break from this series to work on something different.
So, I’d like to see what your thoughts are… should I continue with another story of this series? Or do you think I should start something new?
Check out my Facebook page to voice your opinion in the poll.
Are you planning to participate in NaNoWriMo this year? What do you plan to do for your project? Want to be ‘buddies’? Just look up my name and we can encourage each other throughout the month! Can’t wait!!
And… if you’re looking for something to read… I’ve got the perfect book for you to start!
Conquer the Darkness Prequel (Short Story)
A young boy, smart beyond his years is kidnapped for his research. The family left behind falls apart as they each handle the loss in their own way. He must stay alive to be saved by the brother who promised he would always be there for him.
Ray of Light
Conquer the Darkness Series
A nurse at the local hospital, Raylynn Bormarlian provides comfort and love to the patients she treats. But something inside keeps her from accepting the same love and comfort from others. As memories of the nightmare she experienced long ago return, Raylynn is forced to confront a man that created so much misery, pain and anguish to her younger self in order to find what is hidden deeper in her soul.
Jynx Luminar is a top operative in an elite force determined to protect those with unusual powers and are in need of assistance returning to society after traumatic events. Assigned to protect and train the woman he once caused so much pain, he must find a way to tell her his secret before he loses her forever.
From their first scent, Raylynn and Jynx could not resist the attraction simmering between them. Yet, Raylynn must face what has become her worst nightmare to forge forward with Jynx without fear of the past. Will they overcome their demons once entering the lab of a man who haunted her dreams and caused a terror so great she no longer willed to live? Will he find the courage to tell her of his past?