It’s November and that means it’s NANOWRIMO. To celebrate my first Nanowrimo novel, Zero Repeat Forever being on the way to publication by Simon & Schuster I’m featuring many published or soon-to-be-published Nanowrimo novels over the month of November, as well as some old posts I wrote during my first Nanowrirmo in 2011.
It’s going to be super fun. Here’s a taste of what’s in store:
- We’ll look at Alienated by Melissa Landers, which developed into a successful series for this nano author
- D.R. Perry’s A Change in Crime will inspire us to meet our daily word targets
- We’ll remember the importance of editing, and making agents and editors wait until your manuscript is as good as it can be.
- Author of Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, Donna Gephart will tell us about her Nano experience
- We’ll admire Hannah Moskowitz‘s novel Not Otherwise Specified
- We’ll think about how best to deal with rejection letters and other writing “failures”
- Sarah Ahiers, author of Assassin’s Heart, will tell us about how to Nano as a perfectionist.
- Queries! We’ll chat about how and when to write them.
- Elizabeth Schechter author of Heart’s Master, will tell us how she broke her Nano curse.
- We’ll revisit a fantastic hashtag: #YASaves
- We’ll learn about Rebecca’s Roanhorse‘s recent sale of Trail of Lightning to Simon & Schuster
- We’ll talk about visiting bookstores for inspiration.
And this is just the first half of the month. Over twenty authors have told me about their Nano novels and every one of them will be featured. So if you’re looking for inspiration to keep going this November, look no further than this blog. It can happen. It does happen.