It’s almost November! And that means it’s almost NaNoWriMo!
NaNoWriMo? What’s that? How do you say it?
It’s National Novel Writing Month, the month when writers everywhere try to write a whole 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I’ll save you the math: that’s about 1,667 words a day, for 30 days. For a normal typist (40 words per minute), that’s about 42 minutes of straight typing per day. And it’s pronounced “Nan – Oh – Wry – Mo.” As the organization says on their website, “Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.”
This year, the Dover Public Library is offering up our Lounge as a Come Write In location. That means you can stop in and use our Lounge as a quiet space to write any time during NaNoWriMo. As always, the Lounge will remain available to the public unless it has been reserved by an organization.
In addition to the Lounge being available the whole month, we’re also hosting several scheduled events for writers to meet, get inspiration, and write.
- Tuesday, November 1, 6pm – 8pm in the Lounge: Come write your first 1,667 words
- Saturday, November 5, 2pm – 5pm in the Community Room: Come double your daily word count with us
- Friday, November 11, 2pm – 5pm in the Community Room: Keep up the great work and log your progress
- Friday, November 18 from 2pm – 5pm in the Lounge: Come Write In and get inspired by other participants
- Monday, November 28, 6pm – 8pm in the Community Room: Sprint to the finish this week to WIN
- Wednesday, November 30, 6pm – 8pm in the Community Room: Meet your 50,000 word goal tonight