November is National Novel Writing Month! It’s time to buckle down at your computer or with a pen and paper and write that novel you’ve been meaning to write. This is an Internet-based creative writing challenge that began in 1999 with just 21 participants. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Participants can start as early as November 1 at 12:00 a.m. Your words and work can be tracked on the NaNoWriMo website throughout the month of November.
Some novels completed during National Novel Writing Month have even been published and beloved by thousands. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see your name on the cover of your own novel someday! On the website, you can find your region, which will connect you to local writers in your community to meet up with or be inspired by.
Here are some popular novels you can check out from the Aurora Public Library District today that were completed during National Novel Writing Month from Goodreads:
Wool by Hugh Howey
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough
The Forrest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
As an aspiring writer myself, I’d like to see my name on the list someday. I think I’ll try to participate in National Novel Writing Month, too!