It's November, which for many in the writing world--especially aspiring authors--that means one thing: NaNoWriMo.
November, in addition to be the time of year when men decide to stop shaving and start growing delicious facial hair, is National Novel Writing Month (hence, NaNoWriMo). It's a time that storytellers everywhere commit to writing 50,000 words in one month. What makes NaNoWriMo so interesting is that it's not just a goal, but a community, with a website, a large social media following, community forum, daily sprints, coaches, and a huge network of writers everywhere engaging and supporting each other.
I participate every year in NaNoWriMo, whether it's a story that ends up published or not. Usually, if I'm being honest, I never quite make the deadline, and you can just forget about me actually remembering to update my daily word count--which sucks for my participation badges. For me, it's all about the experience and the encouragement. It's freaking fun. This year I'm working on a paranormal thriller. I can't stop writing.
As a publisher, NaNoWriMo presents another really fun thing: a ton of new submissions. As writers finish up their manuscripts and revise/edit over the holiday break, come January I get a treasure trove of new projects, new writers, and new stuff to read!
This year Black Spot Books has set up a special waiting list for NaNoWriMo authors eager to get a jump on the submission process.
You can add your title here.
Fair winds and following seas,