Just Write It!

Do you think you've got a novel in you?

Well, there’s no better month than November to get it out.

National Novel Writing Month also known as Nanowrimo begins today!

My Starbucks card is loaded (for endless cups of black coffee) and my laptop is fully charged.

The rules: Write 50,000 words by the end of the November.

The supplies: Perseverance and something to write on.

The prize: A certificate of completion and the satisfaction of knowing you authored a book.

Your novel can be any genre – sci fi, fantasy, horror, romance, mystery or a combination of all of ‘em.

I wrote my first Nanowrimo book in 2004. I didn’t do it for an editor or publication. I wrote it for me. And I’m just as proud of it as I am my published works.

Will your novel be good? Probably not. The first drafts of bestselling authors suck too. Just write it. You can always fix it in December – or not.

Can you do it? Hell, yes! I’ve read your blogs, and you guys are a fantastic bunch of writers!

So click on over to www.nanowrimo.org and sign up!

Good luck! See you (and your novels!) at the end of the month!



  1. thank you for the advice. I've been meaning to get back to my creative writing. I published two short stories but with the coursework and teaching, i barely have time to write. I'd rather sleep...
    i'll try to write a short story this month...thank you for the motivation

  2. i can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. What a great idea, I might just have to try this.

  4. I'll be cheering for you too. I'm editing something old this month.

  5. Thanks this is awesome...I think I will really do it.

  6. This will be my second try at NaNo, I hope to get further then I did the last time...

  7. I've always dreamed of writing a novel one day!! I just keep putting it off, but maybe here's my chance!

  8. Hmmm...I'm going to use this month to write "How to be a Home Spa Goddess". It won't be fiction but I've been wanting to write it for some time. This is a great excuse to start it:) Thanks for posting this!

  9. i love this site, I love that you are sooo down to earth and i have linked you on my page !! oh and i recently bought some Bare Escentuals stuff and LOVE it !

    thanks for being you !

  10. Very cool idea ;)

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  12. Thanks for the inspiration...I've been writing a series of short stories on my "Escapades" blog that would probably make a great novel...

    I haven't been over here in awhile,
    How have you been?

  13. it's been way too long since your last post!

  14. I was planning on starting in the summer when im off from school, I guess I can find time to start this month. But I am starting my blog this month, so maybe it will have success, like yours.