A NaNoWriMo success story

August 6th, 2008 • Kate

If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, it’s the nickname for the grassroots movement known as National Novel Writing Month. Traditionally taking place each November, NaNoWriMo challenges its participants to complete a 50,000 word novel within one month. Now, some may scoff at these arbitrary guidelines, but if you’re a writer who’s an expert at coming up with ideas, and not too great at seeing them through, NaNoWriMo may just give you the push to actually finish something. You have the rest of the year to polish and revise, but at least in one month, you can work on writing something from beginning to end.
Now, in my past free time, I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo myself, and Rexroth and I may take another stab at it this year, maybe even just for the social interaction. But one of my favorite things about it is hearing the success stories — the writers that stuck through the month and beyond, and found themselves with book deals. And it just so happens that kt literary client Trish Doller is one of those writers! Her success story is shared on the NaNoWriMo blog.
Have you even done NaNoWriMo? Would you consider it?

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3 Responses to “A NaNoWriMo success story”

  1. Julia Says:

    I have indeed done NaNoWriMo & hope to mirror Trish's success soon! :^)

  2. Trish Says:

    If I get my revisions done in time, I'll be doing it again this year with the WIP I shared with you recently. Otherwise, I'll be doing NaReWriMo (National Revision Writing Month) instead!

  3. Linda Says:

    I did NaNo last year. I'm working on the revisions right now and better finish them soon as I have multiple ideas for the next one.