NaNoWriMo Starts Sunday

I'll be out of town at the Killer Nashville Writer's Conference, but here's a quick reminder for those of you interested in participating in NaNoWriMo -- it starts Sunday!  I've written with NaNoWriMo now for several years and it's the best way to get anyone writing. And several of my finished novels, including "The 9/11 Machine" and the upcoming "Black Ice" were written in whole or in part during the mad dash to 50,000.

Here's my NaNoWriMo Profile page - follow along with me this year as I try to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Finger's crossed I make it over the finish line with lots of new words!

For those of you who are interested in joining me, sign up and add me as a Buddy. Unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo? Here are some quick facts:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) believes stories matter. The event began in 1999, and in 2005, National Novel Writing Month became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Last year, 325,142 participants, including 81,311 students and educators in the Young Writers Program, started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists. 803 volunteer Municipal Liaisons guided 615 regions on six continents. 849 libraries, bookstores, and community centers opened their doors to novelists through the Come Write In program. 55,774 Campers tackled a writing project—novel or not—at Camp NaNoWriMo.

Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.