In fact, next month, November, is a great time to blog an entire book from scratch, start to finish. Why? First, it’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and second, it’s National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo). The latter happens to be a challenge I started and which also goes by the name Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN). NaNoWriMo is a contest to write 50,000 words of fiction in 30 days and offers you a large number of forums and even groups that meet in a variety of locations around the country to write together. NaNonFiWriMo/WNFIN is a challenge to start and finish any nonfiction project of any length in the same amount of time; it has a blog you can follow and where you can “sign in” and report on your progress, as well as a Facebook page where you can experience the community of writers.
For all you blog readers readers who have been considering blogging a book, this is your chance to get off your butts and actually do it! You have one week to choose your genre (fiction or nonfiction), pick a topic or story line, map out your contents into post-sized bits, and get that blog set up before the end of October. So get moving! Now!
Then, on November 1, you begin blogging your book. All the info you need to do so is either here on the blog or in my book.
If you plan on participating in the WNFIN challenge, here’s some added incentive to actually finish that blogged book by November 30: If you do, you can enter a pitch fest to win a variety of prizes, including two consults with agents! Wowie kazaowie! That’s worth finishing your book for, don’t you think? You can find all the details on the contest here.
Plus, you can also register for a free WNFIN kick-off teleseminar with author Rochelle Melander and me (Nina Amir) on “How to Write a Book in 30 Days), which will be held on Thursday, November 1 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time/ 8 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information or to register for this event, please click here.
I know that I gave you ample reason in April during NaBoBloMo (National Book Blogging Month) to blog a book. But this is your second chance to do so before 2013 rolls around. I suggest you take it. You can take advantage of the energy of both NaNoWriMo and NaNonFiWriMo, maybe connect with others who are writing a book in 30 days, and have that help you get the first draft of your manuscript blogged by month’s end.
What do you think?Ready for the challenge?