National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as it is called is coming! Yes, it is right around the corner. Seven days to be exact! What is NaNoWriMo you ask? NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization whose mission statement is that they “believe in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds - on and off the page.” What I love most are all the tools the website provides to its participants such as: tips for writer's block, local places writers participating in NaNoWriMo are meeting, and an online community of support. The focus is on completion instead of perfection. NaNoWriMo's main goal is to encourage creativity worldwide and to provide writers a jumpstart on writing projects. The undertaking started in July 1999 with 21 participants, but by the 2010 event, over 200,000 people took part and wrote a total of over 2.8 billion words. To date, over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been published.
The challenge starts on November 1st, participants from all over the world embark on a challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in just 30 days. The challenge is simple start writing on November 1st and finish at midnight on November 30th. I am so intrigued by the idea of participating in NaNoWriMo. So, I’ve decided to join the thousands of people dedicated to this mission.
I am excited because I’ve wanted to write a book for a long time but put it off for various reasons. Maybe you’ve had a dream you thought was out of reach. Your dream may not be to write a book but whatever your dream may be take a chance. Let’s take this undertaking together and see if we can elevate, edit and embrace. We will elevate our current thinking. Edit those things that hinder us from moving forward. But more importantly, embrace our future goals. Together we can make our story legendary!
Please, cheer me on and stop by periodically to find out how I’m progressing.
Until next time, remember “Be the Flavor that Savors.”