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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) countdown till Nov 1st!!
« on: October 27, 2008, 02:51:35 PM »

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

http://www.nanowrimo.org/

There's no sign-up fee for National Novel Writing Month.

The way to win NaNoWriMo is by writing 50,000 words by midnight on November 30. Every year, there are many, many winners. There are no "Best Novel" or "Quickest-Written Novel" awards given out. All winners will get an official "Winner" web badge and a PDF Winner's Certificate.

The actual winning process works like this: From 12:00:01 AM, local time, November 25 until 11:59:59 PM, local time, on November 30, all participants who have written more than 50,000 words can have their winning word counts verified by our site. Uploading your novel to the Word Count Validator makes your NaNoWriMo victory official, gets you listed on our Winners Page, and routes you to the secret spot where you can collect this year's winner's certificate. It will also turn your word count bar purple.

Many, many winning novels have been written through NaNoWriMo. Our stats:

1999: 21 participants and six winners
2000: 140 participants and 29 winners
2001: 5,000 participants and more than 700 winners
2002: 13,500 participants and around 2,100 winners
2003: 25,500 participants and about 3,500 winners
2004: 42,000 participants and just shy of 6,000 winners
2005: 59,000 participants and 9,769 winners
2006: 79,000 participants and 13,000 winners
2007: 101,510 participants and 15,333 winners

And a growing number of these novels have found publishers, including one New York Times #1 Bestseller!
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Re: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) countdown till Nov 1st!!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 02:52:42 PM »

I'm going to give it a shot this year!!!  WAHOO!

Heck, I figure I ought to be able to type half the novel just sitting in doctor's office waiting rooms! Grin
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