Nanowrimo is HERE!

Hiya! Happy Halloween everybody! And I want to give a shout-out to those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, do remain safe and sound. Now, today’s post usually features a writer or an artist’s interview but since Nanowrimo is going to officially kick off from tomorrow onward, I thought I will do a post on it. =)

For those of you who are not in the know, Nanowrimo stands for “National Writing Novel Month“. It’s a writing event that takes place during the month of November every year and during this time, you’re supposed to write up to 50,000 words or more. Clock in your achievements every day and watch your word count grow! If you’re a procrastinator like me, then this event is a good motivator. BUT! Before you stress out about the number of words, just remember that these 50,000 words do not require editing. YET!

Basically all you need to do is to write continuously for 30 days and to hell with all your spelling and grammar mistakes! Just let your creativity flow first. Why? Because Nanowrimo knows that we are often burdened with the need for perfection. We writers constantly pause in our great work to edit, which often interfere with the story, hence this event. And if you succeed, you’ll be rewarded with a wonderful sense of achievement as well as a Nano badge to proclaim your awesomeness! =)

“If you write 50,000 words of fiction by midnight, local time, November 30th, you can upload your novel for official verification, and be added to our hallowed Winner’s Page and receive a handsome winner’s certificate and web badge. We’ll post step-by-step instructions on how to scramble and upload your novel starting in mid-November.”

Many writers HAVE succeeded in penning their novels AND published their novels. Prominent examples include the following:

Awesome, right? So what are you waiting for? Keep track of your word count via widgets like these if you have a blog. I’ll be trying my luck as well (see my widget on the sidebar) so ganbatte to all of us! =)

Good luck!