Sunday, December 09, 2007

NaNoWriMo is Over, and it's catchup time!

Well, NaNoWriMo is over for 2007. Over 100,000 entered this year as the program continues to grow.

Annual participant/winner totals:

1999: 21 participants and six winners
2000: 140 participants and 29 winners
2001: 5000 participants and more than 700 winners
2002: 13,500 participants and around 2,100 winners
2003: 25,500 participants and about 3,500 winners
2004: 42,000 participants and just shy of 6,000 winners
2005: 59,000 participants and 9,769 winners
2006: 79,813 participants and 12,948 winners
2007: 101,510 participants and 15,333 winners

Participants write for 30 days, and then spend the next few months trying to catch up on what they've put off or ignored during the month of November.

Nanowrimo provides your creative muse an opportunity to write that story that you've been putting off. By keeping a short deadline, you have to turn off your internal editor. Turn your mind loose, and you'll be surprised at the stories that seem to write themselves.

Signup for NaNoWriMo 2008 begins in October!

1 comment:

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