NaNoWriMo is about to kick off. Since I can’t get my mind off my (unrelated) presentation this Friday on Increasing mobility options for adults with developmental disabilities, I’m going to share teasers of the Tips and Tricks presentation I’m giving next week at Page One Books in Albuquerque.
Most people say, “I’m gonna write a book” or “I have a great idea for a book. I just need to find the time.”
You’ve already put your money where your mouth is (literally, I hope by donating a minimum of $10 to the WriMo cause…though it’s completely free to join and participate). You’ve decided to put up or shut up. You know you have a book to write and a story to tell. Congrats. The worst is over.
Now comes the easy part.
1.) Go to NaNoWriMo.org. Sign up. Build a bio. Super easy Facebook bio sort of stuff.
2.) Notice at the top of your dashboard that you can click on lots of fun links. DO THAT!
- You can join “regional” aka local WriMo groups that host “write-ins” around your area. These can be great morale boosters. A bunch of you crazed Wrimo’arians getting together in the middle of the night or during the day to type out a million billion words while sucking down hot chocolate and sharing stories. What more could you ask for???
- You can buy crap tons of NaNoWriMo swag. I bought the Camp WriMo box, stickers, and all sorts of fun stuff!
- You can donate to the cause. Though it’s completely free to join and participate in NaNoWriMo, it is not free to produce. If you give a simple $10 donation, you get a thank you, a halo over your picture, and you pay for 30,000 words worth of someone doing NaNoWriMo. Awesome.
- Like any other social site, you friend other WriMoarians.