November is National Novel Writing Month, a world-wide event that gets people writing. The goal: write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

“That seems like an awful lot of writing,” you might be thinking. It is. “I should be stacking wood,” you might say. Bah. For 30 days people all around the country and as far away as New Zealand come together to engage in this wild act of creativity, writing like mad for 30 days. You write the opening line of your novel after midnight on the 1st of November, and come screeching across the finish line on or before November 30th to verify your word count at There are no judges, just the satisfaction of the accomplishment and the joy of the word count.

If you just can’t write at home, or you want to shake up the scenery, come to the library and pull up a quiet piece of table. We’ll have words of encouragement, plenty of books on writing, and other handy resources. To get the ideas flowing before November 1st, check out the NaNoWriMo blog and start brainstorming!

For more information or if you have questions, call us at 323-8510.


NaNoWriMo is NOW!: through November