What is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It’s a great event for writers who love deadlines and external accountability. The challenge is to write a novel about 50,000 words long in one month.

I made some great friends through NaNoWriMo in the past. I’ve “won” the event, or reached 50,000 words, a few times. So I have fond memories of this month.

But I’m not doing it this year. This year I’m doing my own “NaNoRevMo” – or “National Novel Revision Month.” I have two novels, one fiction and one historical fiction. I am so lucky that people in my family will read my drafts and offer honest, helpful feedback.

Excellent feedback from my personal editor

Once I get through the suggested changes, I can’t wait to send these two projects to my wonderful agent.

If you are doing NaNoWriMo, I wish you luck! If you are doing a different project, I wish you luck, too! The goal is to write, create, and explore.


I love the look of a completed manuscript!