Have you ever been sitting in a Starbucks or a Panera and heard the phrase NaNoWriMo? Did you think you were hearing things? I promise you that you’re not. NaNoWriMo is a real thing, peoples, and it’s amazing!
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Supposed Crimes is an annual sponsor. It’s a place where writers, published, non-published, aspiring-to-be published, fanfiction writers and so many more, get together and encourage everyone. The goal? It’s to write 50,000 words toward a novel in the span of the 30 days of November.
That’s a lot of words. On average, a novel can be anywhere from 40,000 to 200,000+ words. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to encourage those who struggle with getting them down on paper. We’re to shut off our inner editor, our inner disbeliever and truck on through to the end of the month.
Here at Supposed Crimes, we love NaNoWriMo. It’s where a lot of us go our start. And, surprisingly, most of us continue to support and participate in NaNoWriMo every year. Here’s a little something author Geonn Cannon wrote about NaNoWriMo.
“Hey, everyone! Years and years ago, in the early days of the world, back in two-thousand-ought-four, I joined NaNoWriMo for the first time. At that point I had never written anything novel-length and didn’t know if I had the ability to. I wrote a Stargate SG-1 novel, and I felt like the world of NaNo helped me get in gear to get my words out. So the next year I came back, and the next year… then, in 2007, I used NaNo to write what would eventually become my first published novel, ‘On the Air.’ So I’ve been going back ever since. Sort of like a good luck charm.”
Each week we will update you on our Facebook page with the word counts of all Supposed Crimes authors participating. We’ll encourage you to continue on in your endeavors with writing, and let you get a glimpse of how we work in our world. Make sure to check out our Facebook page in November! The 1st is right around the corner.
Geonn is participating this year, and he would like you all to join him. In fact, if you want to join any of the Supposed Crimes authors in their endeavor and in yours by attempting to write 50k words in one month, buddy them on nanowrimo.org
Adrian J. Smith
C. E. Case
A. M. Leibowitz
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