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, including myself. June is the perfect month to stop procrastinating and get that book written.
Why should you write a book in June? Here’s one reason.
W is for Word Wars
One of the most fun parts of this writing adventure happens when you participate in the word wars and word sprints online. They’re hosted by the @JuNoWriMo Twitter account, and ran off and on each day by the members of the JuNoWriMo crew.
Word wars are the best possible type of writing peer pressure. I can get huge chunks of words written in twenty- or thirty-minute segments when I’m racing other writers for the highest word count. It’s a great way to meet your daily quota or to make up words when you’re behind. You also get congratula-tweets and people sharing your triumph when you rock a sprint.
Sometimes a sprint leader will throw out a dare for the word sprint, which makes things even more interesting. I’ve added things into my story in the spur-of-the-moment that turned out better than I had originally planned, all because of a dare.
Sure, you can write your book any month in the year, but if you do it in June, you get a whole different type of writing experience, plus the support of a community behind you.
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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