As many of you know, November is National Novel Writing Month! This year, for the first time, I'm participating in NaNoWriMo, and I'm so pumped to get going. I know that life tends to creep up during the onset of the holidays, but I'm hoping to really make a go of achieving my goal!
It's all in good fun, though---if I reach the finish line or not, I think if I reach even a quarter of the way to 50k, I'll just be super proud that I got back to writing. I've always loved it, since I was just a tiny third grader and I had this wonderful teacher that saw something in my storytelling and gave me such wonderful encouragement. I've had a few more amazing writing teachers throughout my life since then, and I have all of them to thank for instilling the love of the written word in me! I also have to give a shout out to my sometimes-co-blogger Amy. She is the one who pushed me to get off my butt and take on the challenge this year! She is participating, too---so wish us both luck! :D
So obviously, I'm going to be throwing myself into this full force---and that means the blog will be a bit quieter for the month of November. I don't plan on reading or reviewing this month so that I can really focus on my own story. I do have one review that is already scheduled, and the November release list tomorrow, oh and I will probably pop in once in a while with a book haul or WoW post, but other than that, I'll be a bit scarce!
If you're taking on NaNoWriMo this year as well, I wish you the absolute best of luck and lots and lots of WORDS and beautiful PROSE flowing fast and freely from your fingertips! :D
I've started a Pinterest board with lots of great links and writerly quotes but here's a direct link to one great resource that I especially love:
Her blog has pages and pages of fantastic writing wisdom.
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The author, Regina Brooks, is also running a YA Discovery Contest during November! Those who submit the first 250 words of their novel can win the chance to have their manuscript read by her literary agency, and top YA editors in the industry. Find out more here!
Here are two more books I love for great writing tips and sparking creativity:
And lastly!! If you are participating this year, I'd love to be one of your writing buddies!
Let's cheer each other on! :D