This year, I participated in NaNoWriMo and I set my goal to 16,000 words. On the 30th of November I went into to school and checked my word count and saw that I had 5,000 more words to type. I spent the reast of the day writing every spare moment I had. At 9:48 PM I had been writing for about 5 hours straight and decided to check my word count: 1603. I copied my story into the NaNoWriMo website, then the winner page came up and I cried a little. My story was 60 pages long and I'm not even half way there. I can't wait to keep going.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is a program in which in the month of November you try to either write a whole novel or meet a word count goal. This is my first time doing NaNoWriMo. They have a program for kids grades K-12, that is what I am participating in. On the NaNoWriMo website you can get pep talks from published authors, workbooks, and guides. It doesn't offically start until November 1st. And there is a really cool countdown. 2 days 12 hours 8 minutes 40 seconds. 39, 38 37... It really is an exciting program. Plus, St.Louis County Library is helping out with different events where you can go and talk with other participants, and share writing goals and tips. I will put a link to both websites. It is a free and really fun program. I hope you will go do it with me.