National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo has begun and all you friends who are writers are working on their next great story…or are procrastinating about starting to work on their next great story…or are making excuses for why they aren’t participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo *waves*.
Honestly, I’m not not participating, I am already in the middle of book three for the Guardians of the Herald and didn’t want to interrupt that work to begin something entirely new. The “excuse” being that I’d have yet another work in a partial state of completion. The GotH story line is in full swing and gets action-packed in book three, which has me very excited.
What is NaNoWriMo? Well, it really is exactly what is says it is. NaNoWriMo was created to foster novel writing and help us writers get motivated to not just start a story but finish a story. See, we are usually GREAT at getting new stories started, but I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gotten into the middle of a story and lost interest in finishing the complete vision for that tale. This is, I fear a common malady for the author in his or her natural habitat. As such, NaNoWriMo was created to help us get to the finish line on our tales of wonder. There is a website (click through on the shield atop this post to visit their web presence), a contest for all the completed stories, and a host of individuals that spring up surrounding helping authors polish said completed tale.
In that last category I also sit. I offer a critique service to help polish the structure and content of a story, though I do not do line edits for mechanics and punctuation (I need an editor in this arena as much or more than most I’m afraid). If you are interested in the service I offer in this realm feel free to click through the link HERE and review what I do. I also offer a free sample of the critique for those serious about improving their work.
If you aren’t writing in this year’s NaNoWriMo, why not? It’s not too late to start, really. If you’ve always wanted to write a story this is a great opportunity so click through on their logo up there and check it out. Who knows, you might just be the next best-selling author.