It’s just days till NaNoWriMo kicks off; our first Write In is Monday, November 3, from 6-9pm in the Community Room. I hope lots of you will Come Write In to share the excitement of starting your writing projects.
Now, the stated goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words of a novel in just 30 days. Your personal goal may be different, but the focus this month is on raw output, not on rewriting, editing, and polishing – all that stuff comes later.
After November, you may spend the next year adding to it, getting honest feedback from readers, rewriting it, and submitting it to agents and editors. But even if you ultimately rewrite, cut, or change every single line from your original 50,000 words, there’s probably at least one sentence you’re really proud of – a diamond in the rough.
We at the library would like to invite you to share that diamond with us. After November 30, send your favorite sentence or paragraph of your novel to us, and we’ll post it right here on this blog.
Details: Send your sentence or paragraph in the body of an e-mail to jarch (at) minlib (dot) net, with “NaNoWriMo” in the subject, by Monday, December 15.
P.S. – In case you hadn’t heard, the Arlington Book Festival will be at the Robbins Library from 10am-4pm on November 1, the very first day of NaNoWriMo. Coincidence? I think not. Come get inspired by other local authors, including Steve Almond!