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 Kayla Curry sums up her experience in one word: Uplifting.
Why should you write a book in June? THIS is why.
U is for Uplifting by Kayla Curry
I’m Kayla Curry and I participated in JuNoWriMo in 2012 and 2013. I’m looking forward to joining other writers again this June for more writing fun. Becca asked me to write about my past experiences with this awesome event, so here it goes.
JuNoWriMo, like its big sister NaNoWriMo, is all about motivation. I use this 30 day period to motivate myself and to help motivate other writers. The sense of community makes me feel like I am part of something big and important. That is what makes the experience so uplifting.
The word goal of 50,000 is a wonderful and reachable goal. Sometimes I make it and sometimes I don’t. Even those times I don’t quite get there, I still come away feeling I’ve accomplished something. However many words I write for the event, it is still more than I would have written without it.
An added bonus of meeting new people along the way and forging friendships that will continue on past the event is what makes that feeling last. Not to mention the creators, Becca and Anna are amazing! They keep the party going all month long and really push us to get more writing done.
Overall, JuNoWriMo is a wonderful event that I look forward to every year. The people who participate are supportive and kind. Everyone is encouraging each other to keep going and that is what makes writing in a community so fun. I really can’t say anything bad about JuNoWriMo. The benefits of events like this go above and beyond just writing 50,000 words.
I can’t wait to start up my next book in the 2014 JuNoWriMo. There is nothing quite like starting up a new book and knowing that there are tons of others doing it too! Creating as a community is a rewarding experience that will lift your spirits and kick start that next novel that could someday be a bestseller.
Kayla is also participating in the A to Z Challenge and she is posting a new flash fiction story each day, based on her upcoming novel, Where the Carnies Are. If you’d like to check it out, head to her BLOG.
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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