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Writing months

July 1, 2010

Most of you probably know NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. Last year, almost 170,000 writers participated.

I did NaNoWriMo for the first time in 2009 and found that it’s really great for my productivity.

Unfortunately, you can’t always wait for November to come around to start writing a new novel.

Well, we don’t have to. I recently found out that there’s a writing event every month. The second biggest event after NaNoWriMo starts today, on July 1.

Month
Challenge Goal
January WriYe — Novel Writing Year Write a novel (> 50,000) from January 1 to December 31
January JanNoWriMo — January Novel Writing Month Write 50,000 words in January (you don’t need to start the novel in January).
February FebNoWriMo — February Novel Writing Month Write 40,000 words in February.
March NaNoEdMo — National Novel Editing Month Put in 50 hours of editing in March.
April April Fools You set your own goal (word count) and try to reach it by April 30.
April Script Frenzy Write a 100-page screenplay or stage play in April.
May MayNoWriMo —  May Novel Writing Month Set your own word-count goal (usually 50,000 words) for May.
May NEPMo — National Epic Poetry Month Write a 5,000 line epic poem within the month of May
June WriDaNoJu — Write a Damn Novel in June Write 50,000 words in June. It can be a work-in-progress.
June SoCNoC — Southern Cross Novel Challenge.

The NaNoWriMo for the Southern hemisphere.

Write 50,000 words in June. It can be a work-in-progress.
July JulNoWriMo — July Novel Writing Month.

The biggest event after NaNoWriMo.

Write 50,000 words of your novel. You don’t need to start the novel in July.
August AugNoWriMo — August Novel Writing Month Meet your word-count goal in August (can be a work-in-progress)
September SeptNoWriMo — September Novel Writing Month You can set your own word-count goal and choose between writing, editing, or writing plus editing. It can be a work-in-progress
October OctNoWriMo — October Novel Writing Month Write 50,000 words
November NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month Write 50,000 words in November. You have to start the novel on November 1.
December NaNoFiMo — National Novel Finishing Month Add 30,000 words to your work-in-progress and finish the novel by December 31.
December PlotWriMo — International Plot Writing Month Plot your novel in December
every month NaNoCoMo – National Novel Writing Continuing Month Write 30,000 words every month.
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