NaNoWriMo: What’s it All About?

This post was written by FLVS student and Creative Writing Club board member Grace Robbins.

November. A time of changing leaves, crisp air that brings out jackets and scarves (well, except for all of us who live in Florida), and a warm sense of nostalgia. But it’s also a time to bathe your face in the glow from your laptop screen as you near the early hours of the morning doubled over typing furiously to reach your word count.

You guessed it: it’s NaNo time.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.

Taking place in the month of November, it’s a challenge for writers across the globe to write an entire novel in 30 days. Thousands each year sit down to the tough task of completing a 50,000-word story while juggling jobs, school, and Thanksgiving. I’ve participated in the challenge myself two years now.

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