The end of the week (Friday) begins NaNoWriMo ~ National Novel Writing Month ~ and here's why you might want to consider signing up for it.
1. It's something to post about on your social media, giving you a month long campaign to get readers exited about your novel.
2. It allows you to meet other authors, collaborate, find a crit partner and have the encouragement you need to finish.
3. You get to promote participation and if you finish it's a reward for finally getting your draft done.
But why is it important to join & participate?
Because it gives you the opportunity to PROMOTE yourself EVERY DAY.
Remember the difference between Marketing and Promoting?
Marketing = anything that deals with the book or buying the book.
Promotions = anything that allows readers to get to know the author.
Getting to know the author sells books.
I know what some of you professionals are thinking...I've got deadlines for my next novel--I don't have time to start a new project.
I understand. That's why I might cheat...I've started a novel and have been working on it, but I think NaNoWriMo is what I need to finish it. They want you to write 55,000 words, right? Whose to say you're book won't be 95,000 words and you make your goal 55,000 words in the month of November? Effectively "winning" NaNoWriMo.
You have something to talk about on Facebook, and you get your work done. Sounds like a win-win situation to me. If it's the kick in the pants you need to go for it, do it!!
ACTION ITEM: Register here for NaNoWriMo and participate ~ if you dare!
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