Most of you probably know NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. Last year, almost 170,000 writers participated.
I did NaNoWriMo for the first time in 2009 and found that it’s really great for my productivity.
Unfortunately, you can’t always wait for November to come around to start writing a new novel.
Well, we don’t have to. I recently found out that there’s a writing event every month. The second biggest event after NaNoWriMo starts today, on July 1.
|January||WriYe — Novel Writing Year||Write a novel (> 50,000) from January 1 to December 31|
|January||JanNoWriMo – January Novel Writing Month||Write 50,000 words in January (you don’t need to start the novel in January).|
|February||FebNoWriMo – February Novel Writing Month||Write 40,000 words in February.|
|March||NaNoEdMo — National Novel Editing Month||Put in 50 hours of editing in March.|
|April||April Fools||You set your own goal (word count) and try to reach it by April 30.|
|April||Script Frenzy||Write a 100-page screenplay or stage play in April.|
|May||MayNoWriMo – May Novel Writing Month||Set your own word-count goal (usually 50,000 words) for May.|
|May||NEPMo — National Epic Poetry Month||Write a 5,000 line epic poem within the month of May|
|June||WriDaNoJu — Write a Damn Novel in June||Write 50,000 words in June. It can be a work-in-progress.|
|June||SoCNoC – Southern Cross Novel Challenge.The NaNoWriMo for the Southern hemisphere.||Write 50,000 words in June. It can be a work-in-progress.|
|July||JulNoWriMo — July Novel Writing Month.The biggest event after NaNoWriMo.||Write 50,000 words of your novel. You don’t need to start the novel in July.|
|August||AugNoWriMo — August Novel Writing Month||Meet your word-count goal in August (can be a work-in-progress)|
|September||SeptNoWriMo — September Novel Writing Month||You can set your own word-count goal and choose between writing, editing, or writing plus editing. It can be a work-in-progress|
|October||OctNoWriMo — October Novel Writing Month||Write 50,000 words|
|November||NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month||Write 50,000 words in November. You have to start the novel on November 1.|
|December||NaNoFiMo — National Novel Finishing Month||Add 30,000 words to your work-in-progress and finish the novel by December 31.|
|December||PlotWriMo – International Plot Writing Month||Plot your novel in December|
|every month||NaNoCoMo – National Novel Writing Continuing Month||Write 30,000 words every month.|
Created by Krystel Contreras & Jorge Courbis