Hello NaNoWriMo, Hello Community

If you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month, you may or may not be reading this post but if you’re needing a writing break or NaNoWriMo wasn’t your plan this year, then welcome. I believe that NaNoWriMo isn’t just about cranking out as many words as you can in a short amount of time. It’s also about community.

The writing community is a very friendly one and being part of this community is important for motivation. Writing is a very tiring and thankless job. Meeting and interacting with other writers is important when in this position. All writers experience the same emotional highs and lows. Being part of such a community can help writers no matter what stage they are in.

So this month, if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo take a writing break and make some new friends. Support one another and know that wherever you are with your writing there is someone else out there just like you.

It’s been a struggle since “the move” to get my writing routine back so I haven’t been reading or praising many blogs lately. It’s sad, really there is so much information out there just waiting to be absorbed. A post yesterday did get my attention and I agree with everything that author Jenny Hansen says. I know NaNoWriMo is underway and you must crank out that daily word count but take a moment to read, Staying motivated through the time-suck of “greatness.”

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One thought on “Hello NaNoWriMo, Hello Community

  1. Jae says:

    I agree. I have a few aspiring writer friends that don’t bother with any of the online writing community. I think they’re really missing out on something great.

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