SCL Celebrates National Novel Writing Month

by Lyndsey Ammons

It’s November, so it’s officially National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo” for short. It’s a great way to get into writing! The challenge is to focus on writing a first draft of 50,000 words in one month. The main goal is to just get the words out and not edit while you’re writing. Like my colleague says, “you gotta word vomit,” or something like that. You just have to stop everything and write.

You still have time to join the official challenge on the NaNoWriMo website, and best of all, it’s free! If you write for five days a week, you can reach the goal if you write at least 2,272 words per day! This is my second year of participating in NaNoWriMo and it’s such an inspiring time for writing! Any teens interested in NaNoWriMo, please contact Ms. Chelsea (Benton) or Ms. Lyndsey (Bryant) and they will help you get added to the teen group on Discord. Any interested adults can contact Susie (Benton). She also leads a monthly writing group called Inklings Writer’s Group at the Benton branch of the Saline County Library. Please join us this month for NaNoWriMo!

For more information or to sign up, visit NaNoWriMo’s website: