November is National Novel Writing Month. Tens of thousands of writers will spend this month frantically pounding the keyboard attempting the impossible – complete a 50,000 word novel before the month ends. In honor of all those intrepid souls, I blogged a little fiction, only 1300 words or so. I hope you enjoy "A Tale From the Library".
This morning, at 6:15 AM, my eyes popped open and I cried, "NaNoWriMo!"
Of course, I made the obligatory rounds. I called my groggy mother who said, "That's nice dear." I texted all of my fellow WriMo friends to encourage them, and I got on Facebook and spammed those who were smart enough not to give me their phone numbers. I am PUMPED! I am READY! I am... PREPARED? Not so much.
So, as part of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), our branch has set up a special display for all you aspiring novelists out there! Need to know how to word build for your sci-fi or fantasy? Want some tips on writing characters or dialogue? Next, come check out our snazzy new display over in the Teen's section of the library.
It is that time of year again: time to sharpen your pencils, pull out your laptop or typewriter, and begin the adventure! That’s right, it’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNo for short. NaNo happens every November. It is when you challenge yourself to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It is intense, it is caffeine and sugar driven, it is insanity, and it is the most fun you can legally have in 30 days.
Have you always wanted to write a book but just didn’t think you could? If so, www.nanowrimo.org has just the adventure for you...National Write A Novel Month! The annual challenge is geared toward "wanna be" writers, and helps them get off the fence on to some creative writing. Participants log onto the site, begin writing November 1, and finish by November 30. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel during that time. (That’s about 175 pages.)
He slipped. The rain-soaked tile moved. With one hand clutching the window sill, he tried to trap it under his boot, but the angle of the roof made the thing too fast even for him. Half in, half out of the window, he held his breath as the clay tile smashed on the patio three floors below.
His heart hammered in his chest, a sure sign he’d let himself get rusty. He tuned it out along with the patter of rain and the rumbling bark of the dog chained out back. He cocked his ear and listened for any reaction in the house.
We’re halfway through National Novel Writing Month with, hopefully, somewhere around 25,000 words already tucked under our literary belts. Now, normal people—you know, non-writers—might think that since you have already accomplished a huge goal and written 25,000 words in just 15 days that you would be on a leisurely downhill coast to the 50k finishing line. Not so. That’s a lot of momentum pushing you forward, my fellow Wrimos, but beware the Ides of November.
As people everywhere are working away on writing a 50,000 word novel this month, we would like to draw your attention to all of the wonderful writing websites available in Web Resources. Aspiring writers will find several websites geared just for them.
Ahh, the sweet smell of success, I have 50,000 words with 9 days to go. Life is good. The number one goal, first and foremost, for NaNo is to write. The second goal is to write 50,000 words. The third goal, at least for me, is to actually complete my novel. Last weekend, I wrote out the ending of my novel. Then a few days later, I reached the pinnacle that is 50,000 words. After I settled down from my Snoopy Dance of Joy, I realized that my novel was not complete. So, I changed my goal this year to getting all the major plot points of m