Submitted by teenspace on January 22, 2010 - 6:46pm

Do you remember what NaNoWriMo is?  Last November, teenspace, wrote an article about NaNoWriMo challenging teens to write a novel in 30 days.  Annika from Rincon Valley took this challenge head on and met her goal!

NaNoWriMo by Annika, Rincon Valley, 7th grade
Do you love books?  Well, write one!  When most people think of writing a novel, it's like a giant monster looms over their head.  They're scared to start, scared of what people would think, and scared of the very concept of putting together their very own book.  November is a time to push away those fears; a time to try new thins and reach new dreams.  November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.  The goal of 50,000 words haunting their dreams, they band together to fight the evil demon known as their own novel.

What people don't understand about NaNoWriMo is that writing isn't for 'smart people.'  It's not for people who have 4.0s or aren't failing classes.  Writing is for anyone.  Yes, it takes motivation, it takes patience.  NaNoWriMo is a time to get rid of these fears and try your hand at writing a novel.

Anyone can read a book.  Anyone can write a book.  This gloomy November, why don't you give it a shot?

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