National Novel Writing Month kicked off the month of November

National Novel Writing Month encourages writers all around the world to set goals towards publishing their novels


Melia Sloss

NaNoWriMo is nearly complete for 2021 and has aspiring writers excited about what they’ve accomplish during the month of November.

A cherished tradition in the writing community that takes place every November, National Novel Writing Month or “NaNoWriMo, provides writers a challenge to write a creative writing piece that consists of at least 50,000 words by the end of the month.

To better manage the daunting goal of 50,000 words in 30 days, the daily writing goal for writers is 1,667 words a day at minimum, but many writers exceed what’s expected. 

NaNoWriMo is more than just an event. It’s also a non-profit organization that assists aspiring writers with not only developing and writing their stories, but getting their work out for public eyes. It additionally provides a support system to motivate writers who are lacking ideas and progress. There are groups users can join that have members from their general area to around the world. There are thousands of people from around the globe that writers can converse and exchange ideas with. 

NaNoWriMo strives on inspiring and nurturing creativity and allowing people to express themselves in their writing. No matter the background, anyone can participate. As stated on the website, “They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave [as] novelists.” 

NaNoWriMo has allowed hundreds of novels to be traditionally published, such as Cinder by Marrissa Meyer, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and Fangirl by Jason Hough. Hundreds of thousands of participants strive every year to follow in these authors’ footsteps, and many are successful. 

NaNoWriMo concludes at 11:59 on November 30. Writers who successfully complete the laborious goal of 50,000 words are deemed winners, while those who fail to meet the expectations get kudos for at least attempting. Winners will receive free copies of all 10 books in NaNoWriMo’s Writing Resource Library, as well as invitations to online writing events that supply writers more insight.