NaNoWriMo Kickoff and Encouragement

Dearly beloved blog followers and readers in the blogosphere,

Today marks the end of Preptober, and the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo starts in full swing tonight at Midnight.

This year, my podcast has been chock full of fabulous interviews and a few short solo episodes for you to enjoy. I haven’t had a chance to give my listeners and YouTube viewers a bit of NaNoWriMo encouragement, but I’d like to impart some words of wisdom for you, my dear followers, especially the new folks who have recently started receiving updates on my website.

No matter whether you get five thousand or fifty thousand words written during the month of November, which can be a busy time of Thanksgiving prep, Christmas shopping, writing conferences and so much more., if you sign up for NaNoWriMo, and participate in the challenge, you’ve gotten more words in than you would have written otherwise during the month of November.

You don’t have to work on a fresh new novel, though that’s what NaNoWriMo was originally designed for. Personally, I’m using this NaNoWriMo event to finish rewrites on my Christian thriller turned Children’s supernatural mystery. You can use this challenge for making revisions, finish working on a novel in progress, write some nonfiction or whatever you need to use this time for. Part of the fun is writing with others.

If you’re looking for a community of Christian based writers to write with so you don’t feel isolated, I encourage you to join the 540 writers community Facebook group and sign up for the 540 writers community newsletter so you don’t miss a write in or Thursday evening writing class. Happy NaNoWriMo, Happy writing and I’m praying for God to lay the story on your heart that He wants you to tell.

Love and prayers,


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