What is NaNoWriMo?

Lately I have been seeing a ton of posts about NaNoWriMo, but I had no idea what it is.  Am I the only person who didn’t know what it is?

I could tell that it had something to do with writing, but I couldn’t tell much else from everyone’s update posts.  This is the second time, since I have been blogging, that NaNoWriMo has occurred, and my curiosity has finally been peaked enough for me to google it!

Here is what I learned:

  • NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month
  • Runs November 1st-30th
  • Official Website:
  • “On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30”
  • Track your progress and any goals set on the NaNoWriMo website
  • Website also has sources and forums where you can connect with other writers.


Overall, I had the gist of the event right, but I thought it was just writing in general when actually it is specifically writing a novel.

I am not a writer and have no desire to become one, so NaNoWriMo is not for me, but I applaud everyone who participates!!! Here are some blogs that I know are participating! Go check them out and cheer them on!!

I know I am probably missing a thousand other bloggers, and if I missed you, I apologize! Let me know if you are participating in the comments!!



23 thoughts on “What is NaNoWriMo?

  1. Ah, welcome to the crazy world of NaNo! When I first heard about it, about 8 or 9 years ago, I was all confused as to what it was as well. I didn’t think it was going to be for me either, but now having tried it and “won” it six times, I have to say it’s one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do…but very rewarding in the end! I took a break from it a couple ago and have never gone back, but I hope to do it again once life settles down for me again. Good luck to all those doing it!

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  2. Hahaha, it’s such a great phenomenon! I participated in it a couple of years ago and somehow achieved the 50,000 words. I haven’t felt up to the challenge since then, but really enjoyed the torture when I did it before!

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  3. This is a great idea to explain NaNoWriMo Brittany as the first blogging year I was clueless! And like you I amire all these people who entered!

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  4. HAHA I’ve been watching booktubers talk about NaNoWriMo for YEARS, and no one ever explained it. LOL So I was just chugging along watching their updates with no idea that it was novel based. I got the general idea that it was a writing challenge but didn’t have details. Thanks for spelling out NaNoWriMo for me! The name was probably the most confusing part for me.

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    1. Whew! I am glad I am not the only one haha 😀 Yea I was the same way, I knew it was about writing but didn’t know that it was actually novels or what in the world the name was!! The first time I saw it I thought it was some sort of Anime convention or something 😀


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