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Writers, Beware. NaNoWriMo is just around the corner!

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

If you are in the 87% of adults who claim they want to write a novel someday, this post is for you.

Actually, November is for you.

In the writing arena, November is National Novel Writing Month. It is a crazy 30 days where wanna be, budding, and experienced writers put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and turn ideas into novels.

Over the course of the past decade, I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo a handful of times. In fact, my published novel is a product of that frenzied 26 days when I somehow managed to string together over 65,000 words that actually made sense. Granted it took me years to edit it and find a publisher, but none of that can occur before the creation of that first draft.

And that, my writer friends, is what November is all about.

So, if you have ever claimed (publicly or only to yourself in the confines of the darkest shadows) that you would like to write a novel someday, someday is now. Check out and join the fun. I am!

If you know anyone who would like more info on NaNoWriMo or writing in general, please direct them to me.

Our library has officially declared itself a Come Write In! destination, meaning we will be hosting several writing events over the course of the month to help motivate writers in their brave new journey into the written word.

The best part? It’s free and it’s fun.



Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.