Why You Should Write a Book in June
JuNoWriMo is our spin off of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) that takes place in June, challenging you to write 50,000 words in thirty days. In the past two years, JuNoWriMo has inspired hundreds of writers to get their books written, and I’ve asked a few of them to share their personal stories. Today Carlyle Labuschagne sums up her experience in one word: Adept.
Why should you write a book in June? THIS is why.
A is for Adept by Carlyle Labuschagne
My word for the challenge is Adept.
As any writer feels, writing is the best thing they could have done with their lives. True. The extent of this is beyond measure. Joining such challenges as JuNoWriMo even as a published author is exactly what an experienced and novice writer needs to keep the spark alive. To keep growing as a writer one must always seek skill developing challenges. JuNoWriMo brings forth many gifts. Did you ever think you could write a novel in a month, well here is where to start. Even if you do not complete the challenge, trust me you would have gained more than you thought possible just by being a part of the program and giving it your all. Why I chose the word Adept, well that is how the challenge made me feel, I not only produced a big chunk of a manuscript, but by being part of the movement I gained knowledge and skills to feel confident and well equipped and capable as a writer working her way towards her next novel.
With JuNoWriMo I discovered a community of skillfully talented writers with the same crazy and enthusiastic passions I house for my characters, my world building and my story. If at any time I feel stuck or doubtful about my plot or a sentence structure, or even when I am very behind on my daily word count – I can reach out to any of my community or writing buddies within the program to bump me back onto my path of word counting madness, in achieving my dash towards my goals. The best and fastest way to racking up your ‘adeptness’ points is by joining an adventure of novel writing as a group challenge.
Carlyle’s latest release is Evanescent A Broken Novel.
It’s Your Turn
JuNoWriMo 2014 is going to be bigger and better than ever, so don’t miss this opportunity to write that book. I dare you to write 50,000 words in June. If you accept my challenge, know that you won’t be in it alone. You’ll be writing alongside hundreds of other authors who are going for the exact same thing, and that’s the best way to write. It’s gonna be stinkin’ awesome.
Oh, and one more thing. JuNoWriMo is having a giveaway right now: sign up and you just might win a prize!
So, are you in?
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