Thirty Days and Nights of Literary Abandon

You have 30 days to write 50,000 words. Go. That’s the general idea of NaNoWriMo. Sounds stressful, right? It absolutely is. 30 days to write a full length novel?! How is it even possible? Well somehow it is, so long as you write 1667 words a day. You also have a community of fellow Wrimo’s (what participants are called) to support you and help you slay those 50,000 words. So pick up your pen, call on your muse, shun all your friends, lock yourself in your room, and stock up on caffeine. NaNoWriMo is almost upon us.

NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is during the month of November and happens every year. For one month a year, you have the support of millions and the inspiration, preparation, and determination to write a whole novel. Every common region has a community you can meet up with, discuss your novel, and they can help you prep for the upcoming 30 days guaranteed to give you so much stress and make you develop a caffeine addiction. But don’t let that scare you away. The feeling of finishing your novel and winning NaNo is indescribable and so fulfilling, the stress is completely worth it.

If you’re interested in doing NaNo this year, don’t worry about scrambling or being too late, you still have time. You just need to have an idea ready to finally be written, a bit of time in your daily schedule to write 1667 words, and to be ready for November 1st. As soon as midnight chimes on October 31st, the gates are open and you’re off. You can start writing as soon as it’s officially November, and then you have 30 days to complete your novel. Kelowna also has a community you can become a part of, and get support from.

To sign up and start your novel, go to the NaNoWriMo website at and start your adventure. More information can be found on the website. Happy slaying!