Reblog: Participants – Crack Your Knuckles and Start Your Engines!

Guest post by Sandy Coelho

It’s that time of year when writers and authors take a deep breath, and step up to meet a challenge to join colleagues from across the globe and make a commitment to write a 50,000 word  novel during the month of November.

It may seem daunting but offers the potential for satisfying fulfillment. Sandy Coelho has written an inspiring article that gives all the information you need to get started. Many of the followers of this blog are writers. I encourage you to step up and give it ago!
Now I’ll turn this post over to Sandy :-) 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Participants – Crack Your Knuckles and Start Your Engines!

NaNoWriMo is a week away. The event hosted by the Office of Letters and Light, is in its 13th year and has grown from 21 original participants to over 250,000 in 2011. The concept behind NaNoWriMo is to get people writing – anything; for 30 straight days. The objective is not quality, it’s quantity. Winners are the participants who reach the 50,000 word finish line. The aim of the OLL is to encourage writers and those who have always thought about writing to put their nose to the grindstone and just get it done!

 

 

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8 responses to “Reblog: Participants – Crack Your Knuckles and Start Your Engines!

  1. wellsofglory

    I did the NaNoWriMo two years ago, finished a 55,000 word novel which I am still proud of and intend to work on AFTER my present project, the sci fi. It was a good discipline doing the writing in one month, not everyone can finish.

    Good luck.

    http://www.maryhicksmcreynolds.com Mary Hicks McReynolds 2505 Malvern Court Edmond OK 73034 405 285 9281 Email: mcreynolds78@sbcglobal.net

    > >From: welcome to my place >To: mcreynolds78@sbcglobal.net >Sent: Fri, October 26, 2012 7:34:57 PM >Subject: [New post] Reblog: Participants – Crack Your Knuckles and Start Your >Engines! > > WordPress.com >Rich Weatherly posted: “Guest post by Sandy Coelho It’s that time of year when >writers and authors take a deep breath, and step up to meet a challenge to join >colleagues from across the globe and make a commitment to write a 50,000 word > novel during the month of November. ” > >

    • Hello Mary,
      I remember your committment to this during our discussions last year.
      I don’t expect it to be easy and know it will take a disciplined approach. I tend to be a slow writer being reflective and then writing in quick bursts. I won’t have the freedom to write in a leasurely fashion.
      That said, I’m hoping to make it a fun process, let myself go and see where it takes me.
      Maybe that is what the creative process should be all about.

      Thank for your encouragement!

  2. Hi Rich. Just dropping by to wish you every success with NaNoWriMo this year. You mention your biggest challenge may be “letting go”, and I’m really hoping you are blessed with enough waves of inspiration to carry you safely to the other side of November. :-)

  3. Reblogged this on gailmbaugniet and commented:
    This is my first year of participating in NaNoWriMo and I am sooooooo excited. A large group of us met at Ward Warehouse Honolulu on Saturday for a kickoff and pep talk!

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