50,000 words in 30 Days!

Alexis Incandela, Reporter

The Osceola County School for the Arts’ Creative Writing Program will be participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which challenges participants to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Participants have 30 days to write a rough draft novel with word count goal of 50,000 words.

NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that formed in 1999 and supports writing fluency and education. Anyone who wants to participate can do so. The program runs year-round across 646 regions around the world. NaNoWriMo’s objective is to encourage people to write and put their ideas down on paper.  

Second year participant of NaNoWriMo, Sophomore Creative Writer, Jaden Crowder, states that “It’s a lot of dedication and you have to have a constant schedule for yourself. You have to have a consistent idea of what you’re going to do. The best thing for a NaNoWriMo project is to get an outline that can support you, but not one that can restrict you.” 

Should you choose to participate, in order to reach the 50,000 word goal  by November 30th, remember to write 1,667 words each day. Good luck to all of our participants, and happy NaNoWriMo!