Are you writing a NaNoWriMo novel? National Novel Writing Month. That’s 50,000 words over one month, November. Over 30 days, you’ll average 1,667 words each day. My NaNoWriMo coaching program can help.
Each November, since 1999, thousands of writers work hard to live out a dream. They open their laptops and get started. Exactly 30 days later, they count up their words and realize they are closer to their goal.
Only 21 people participated in 1999. All in California. But now it is a global phenomena.
Their rules, according to them:
- Writing starts at 12:00: a.m. on November 1 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. on November 30, local time.
- No one is allowed to start early and the challenge finishes exactly 30 days from that start point.
- Novels must reach a minimum of 50,000 words before the end of November in order to win. These words can either be a complete novel of 50,000 words or the first 50,000 words of a novel to be completed later.
- Planning and extensive notes are permitted, but no material written before the November 1 start date can go into the body of the novel.
- Participants’ novels can be on any theme, genre of fiction, and language. Everything from fanfiction, which uses trademarked characters, to novels in poem format, and metafiction is allowed; according to the website’s FAQ, “If you believe you’re writing a novel, we believe you’re writing a novel too.”
Those are their rules. They offer a discipline often needed by new writers. They aren’t my rules. I’m happy to help customize a challenge to help you get your novel done.
Through my NaNoWriMo coaching, I can help you focus. We’ll walk through strategies to move through the difficult parts. You’ll write it, but I’ll give you a push.
Wherever you are in its progress, we’ll get it moving quickly.
Once you’ve written it, now what? Do you have a 50,000-word behemoth? Or has the beast grown to 300,000 words? How do you winnow that down to something readers will be interested in buying?
Together, we’ll examine your story. We will look at its strengths and weaknesses, and work to separate the wheat from the chaff.
All books require editing, but if the process is new, I’ll help ease the pain.
You will edit, not me, but I’ll show you how professional editors think. We’ll discuss publishing options, how to submit to an agent, and more.
I can’t promise your book will be published, but I can promise you’ll know what needed to get it done. Great books don’t write themselves, and dreams aren’t achieved by talking it to death.
Contact me to learn more.
Note: Literature Tutor is not affiliated with NaNoWriMo . This not a NaNoWriMo-sanctioned program. Please see https://www.nanowrimo.org for more.