NaNoWriMo: 8 Reasons to Join the Challenge

Thursday, October 31

By Marissa Seuss

Happy November y'all! You may know November as No-Shave month, but if you enjoy writing, there's a different month long challenge that should be on your radar. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, is a competition where you write a 50,000 word novel in the span of November 1st to November 30th. Yours truly will be taking the challenge this year and attempting NaNo. Here's 10 reasons to join me!

1. You get to call yourself an author.

I love getting to call myself an author. The child in me screeches in excitement every time I get to say I'm an author.

2. You can share an idea that means a lot to you.

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No matter what you're passionate about, it can be shared with the world. Your voice has meaning. That's something I love about writing.

3. You'll learn about yourself.

I learned a lot about myself when I decided to truly dedicate myself to writing. I'm funny, witty, and a passionate person. Writing helped my self confidence increase greatly.

4. You'll learn to communicate.

Writing for personal pleasure has helped me become more comfortable with writing business emails and talking in person.

It helped me gain confidence and believe that what I had to say mattered.

5. You'll learn to tackle new challenges.

If you've never attempted NaNoWriMo before, it's a great place to start.

Even if you don't entirely finish a 50,000 novel, at least you'll have something to work with.

6. Writing is calming.

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There's nothing like curling up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and my laptop in a cozy corner.

It's exactly what I need after a stressful week.

7. You can meet new people.

NaNoWriMo has helped me make so many friends already and the month has barely even started!
I'm so excited to write this novel.

8. Because you can.

You have the ability to do anything you put your mind to.

Flex your mind and your muscles this November and join the challenge!

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