Monday, November 4, 2013

November = NaNoWriMo

The calendar says November and in the Wagner house that has meant NaNoWriMo for the past few years.

What is NaNoWriMo? NAtional NOvel WRiting MOnth, of course, when you attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days!

This is my 7th year writing a novel in November and my kids have participated for the past five years. My 11th grader, Emily, wrote the full 50K last year and plans to do so again this year. My younger two (ages 11 and 13) are participating in the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program (YWP) which allows you to set your own goals. My oldest wrote novels in November for six years, but this year is his first in college and he cannot make time for it.

Why do we write? That's a fair question and I will attempt to answer it over the next four weeks as we explore new worlds through writing. 

It's not too late for your family to participate! Give it a try. I think you'll like it!

 (Click my signature to visit my NaNoWriMo participant page.)