Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? It's short for National Novel Writing Month, and it's been around since 1999. The challenge is to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Every year, on November 1st, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world start writing to complete a first draft by the end of the month. They come from all walks of life - teachers, mechanics, stay-at-home parents - and leave as novelists.
I've been interested in participating for years, but for one reason or another, I've never made it happen. However, I have a few writing projects that I'm working on right now, so I'm taking advantage of this month to really focus on them.
If you're interested in writing too, I invite you to join me. If you know me, you know I believe in structured flexibility. So, I’m creating the space to write- whatever you want. Whether you're working on a novel, a children's book, a cookbook, a blog, or a podcast, I'm here to support you. If you can't make it to the meeting time I've selected, don't worry. Just pick a time that works for you and invite a few friends to join you.
So, if you're ready to take on the challenge, visit the NaNoWriMo website and sign up. If you want to join me from 7-8 a.m. for a virtual writing session, visit my website to sign up. We’ll have a group chat to share successes and struggles and support each other. We'll check in for the first 5 minutes, share our intentions, and then write. At the end of the session, we'll check in again for a quick wrap-up. Accountability is key to creating good writing habits, and I'm happy to help in any way I can.