NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month, is a nonprofit organization meant to encourage writing and vibrant creativity around the world.
It takes place all through November and it is a time for writers to try and reach a certain word count goal within a month. Over 250 NaNoWriMo authors have been published including Rainbow Rowell (author of Fangirl and Eleanor & Park), Marissa Meyer (author of Cinder), and Erin Morgenstern (author of The Night Circus.) The organization has a website, twitter page, and youtube channel that are used ot encourage writers with pep talks, writing prompts, and noveling advice. The adult NaNoWriMo program has a set goal of 50,000 words in the month of November (that’s 1,667 words a day). Ontop of the adult NaNo, there is a Young Writers Program where the recommeded goal is 30,000 words (1,000 words a day). Many NEAAAT students are participating in NaNoWriMo this year and there is a NEAAAT class in the Young Writers Program.
You can read more about this awesome organization here.
And to everyone currently participating in NaNoWriMo, happy writing!