NaNoWriMo -- An Alternative

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
You've probably heard of it.
90% of my blogs have written up a post about the crazy writing challenge.
It's popular in the writing community. :) ...Just a little.
A short sentence summary about NaNoWriMo if you haven't heard about it before: Write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.

I want to do it desperately. I want to join all you fellow writers in this daunting challenge.
But, honestly, I can't. Why? The lack of hours in a day.

November is an insanely busy month for me. With blogging, vacations, Church, piano, school, and other responsibilities, it just isn't smart at this time to take on this task. Ultimately it will make me more stressed, and I don't want other important things (Like sleep! :P) to be dropping because of that.

BUT... There is an alternative! :D

Instead of doing the "official" NaNoWriMo, a few of my friends and I will be participating in NaNoWriMo's Young Writer Program for ages 17 and younger. This way I can choose my own word count goal, which will most likely be a measly 20,000. (I might have to lower it to 15,000)
I'm am super happy that I found this, so I can still join some of the action. I highly suggest that you sign up if you are looking for a NaNoWriMo alternative. Challenging, flexible, fun, and interactive--I can't wait for November to come.

- Katie

Are you doing NaNoWriMo's Young Writer's Program? If so, let me know what your username is so we can become writing buddies!

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  1. I'm on the Young Writers, even though I'm planning to do 50k. My username is Victoria M, without a period. =)
    By the way, I nominated you for an award:

    1. Yay! I'll make sure to add you. :)
      Ooh! Thank you! I'll make sure to get it done eventually... I have a few posts lined up so it might be a week or two before I get it posted.


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