Saying maybe to Na NOOOO WriMo!!!!

I love the idea of inspiring writers and NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program is a great club-type activity for middle schoolers. 

I’ve sponsored it before and had half of my students reach their goals – which, honestly, was more than I expected. I was given permission to see if there was any interest at my new school and had 20+ students sign up. 

I’m excited, but concerned. Will they really commit? 

I’ve never tried to write my own book during November since it contains three birthdays and Thanksgiving and Christmas planning and shopping. And this year includes hosting my neice’s baby shower.

And anyone who follows me knows that my writing has slowed down considerably  since school started. 

AND I have no clue what my novel would even be about.

So there are all my excuses. 

But – I still have the nagging feeling that writing with them would set a visible example.

Maybe I can write more here while they write novels?

Decisions, decisions.

5 thoughts on “Saying maybe to Na NOOOO WriMo!!!!

  1. It is truly amazing that you are having your middle schoolers do Nano. I never even knew about Nano until I was in my early twenties. I wish I had because I started writing when I was in middle school.

    Maybe they won’t all commit but even if you have just one student hit that 50,000 word mark, that is really awesome.

    Thanks for sharing your happenings with us and have a wonderful day,
    Happy Writing,
    Jeremy 🙂

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    • Thank you. It may not be that hard – the Young Writers Program allows the teacher to set a word count goal for each student that can be considerably less than the 50,000 for adults. Their suggestion is 30,000 based on last year’s averages for our age group. That is still 1000 words per day. They also have a word count predictor based on a ten minute free write calculation. So we will see – and I’ll keep everyone posted on how we do.

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  2. I know a lot of bloggers who trybto commit to blogging daily in November. ??? May be a good option? But I’ve set myself a weekly goal that I am failing miserably at right now so what do I know! 😉

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