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Why Wet Zebra works for NaNoWriMo Writers

11/18/2016
Wz's Ellie explains what NaNoWriMo is and how aspiring authors can use it to fast-track their creative goals.
Coffee, croissant, planning... do whatever you need to do to make it through the month.

Coffee, croissant, planning... do whatever you need to do to make it through the month.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is in progress and droves of aspiring writers and authors are taking to the page and busily drafting their novels.

For those who aren't familiar, Nanowrimo is an annual project where writers pledge to write a 50, 000-word novel during the month of November. For the mathematically minded, that works out at about 1600 words a day and creates a piece of work that's roughly the same size as The Great Gatsby.

For many NaNoWriMo writers, the challenge of writing a book in a month provides a surge of motivation, which might otherwise be drained by procrastinating a little too much.

The great thing about this challenge is not only that it forces you to get into a regular writing routine, but you also have a first draft at the end of the month which, after a little tweaking, could be submitted to publishers.

However, with Wet Zebra you could easily submit your book idea at the start of NaNoWriMo and get started on gaining those 1000 votes. By the end of the month, your manuscript could go into the editorial process and you could have a published book shortly after.

So, if you have done it in the past or want to give it a go next time around, don't forget to send an extract and synopsis over to the team at WZ.