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National Novel Writing Month: First timers and Veterans

Updated on November 1, 2013


New and old writers

Doing this contest might be difficult. No, it will be difficult but it’s a good risk taking. The National Novel Writing month is a contest that occurs every year in November to challenge writers to do a novel in 30 days. The word count is 50,000 words by the end of November 30. It has been going on since 1999 and plenty of writers have been published. I have heard of this contest before last year, but didn’t do it cause of my school schedule. It’s a very cool activity and the winner even gets a $1,000 prize at the end of the month. 50,000 words don’t sound hard, but it is a lot for 30 days. Most authors have said to have finished their novels in one year, because of the editing and story changing. I’m going to do it this year to get a book out finally and out of my mind. I have other novel ideas but my story has but this one has been in my head for a while. With my class schedule and babysitting, it will be hard trying to write a few chapters during my spare time. Reading about the contest sounds riveting but writers will be isolated from family and friends for the time being. Wish all the writers, new and old, that you know luck who are doing the contest this year.


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