Sunday, 31 October 2010

NaNoWriMo Young Writer's 2010 here I come...!

I've always dreamed of writing a novel one day and have even had an idea for one since I was eight but I never thought I could do it now but then I discovered the National Novel Writing Month Young Writer's program, which encourages young writers to write a novel in a month. So, I've jumped in the deep end and signed myself up for the event!

Here's more about it:

It is a fun, seat-of-your-pants novel writing event where the challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but our Young Writers Program allows participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals.

The thing that matters most in NaNoWriMo is output. Our high-velocity approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

Make no mistake: you will be writing a lot of strange stuff, and some of it will be just plain bad. But that's a good thing! For 30 days, you get to lock that inner editor in the basement, let your imagination take over, and just create!
As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants of all ages are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel.
In 2009, 167,000 adults participated through our main site, and 35,000 young writers participated through our Young Writers Program.

I have set myself the goal of writing 25,000 words during this next month, which is more realistic for me than the adult word count goal of 50,000 with lots of school work to do at the same time.
However, I am signed up on the adult (13+)  site as well as the young writer's ones so I can participate in both forums.

I am planning on still keeping up with reading and blogging as much as I can because otherwise I would really miss it but I might not be able to post as much this coming month.

Are any of my lovely readers and fellow bloggers participating in Nano?


  1. I would love to do it but my inspiration is not good lately:P

    Anyway, i wish you luck and i hope you share your story with us^^

  2. Good Luck Stephanie! It would be to difficult for me to attempt, that's for sure, but maybe if your novel is good enough, you could improve it as an adult then publish it! You'll then get reviews of your own! Good Luck again!


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