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With the start date for NaNoWriMo just days away, this infographic gives some insight into the habits and plans of NaNoWriMo writers as they stand on the edge of this challenge.

NaNoWriMo, shorthand for National Novel Writing Month, begins in a few short days. The premise is to start writing on November 1, with the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. For those of you trying to do the math in your head, that’s an average of 1,667 words a day, every day. As the NaNoWriMo site says, “Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.”

BookBaby is here to help. We’ll be publishing blog posts to help keep you motivated and on point, and our design team came up with an inspiring – and useful – word-count calendar so you can track your daily progress.

Of course, the good folks at NaNoWriMo are also working to provide resources to keep you writing and meeting your word count goals. I’m considering taking the plunge – and chronicling my weekly exploits – and I found this infographic interesting. I’ll be writing with some combination of paper, notes on a cork board, and computer; I do not plan to write while on the toilet; and waking up every morning at 5 am, for any reason, is NOT in my future.

How about you? Has this idea sparked your interest? Is this just what you need to kick you in the seat and get you writing that book that’s been knocking around your skull? Where do you align with other NaNoWriMo writers and these survey results?


NaNoWriMo writers




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Andre Calilhanna is the editor and manager of the BookBaby blog. He's a musician, songwriter, writer, marketer, massage therapist, husband, dad, and soon to be author.

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