It’s fall once again, and I can feel the unbearable joy of the year’s most fantastic three months in the bright blue sky, the fresh, cool breeze, and the irresistible urge to write a book. That’s right, friends, in just one short month NaNoWriMo will be upon us! If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, check out their website to learn about this month of full-on gloriousness. Words cannot do justice to the excitement I’ve been trying to suppress all day as I’ve waited and checked and waited and checked again and checked again without waiting and distracted myself from my bright and glorious anticipation of the website relaunch. Only a few hours ago, the site came back online, and I’ve been there sporadically ever since updating my profile, scoping out the forums, and learning about two wonderful new opportunities to enhance my noveling rapture: NaNoUniversity and Sponsorship.
NaNoUniversity is nearly irrevocable proof that God is with me in my frenzied writing adventure (that and Hebrews 3:15). It’s a brand new program from NaNoWriMo specifically for college students. They offer loads of free resources to help studious young people just like me reach our goal of 50,000 words in one month. They even have plenty of useful NaNo Club-starting items available for download and distribution, and a forum of their own where I can ask around hopefully for some fellow Moody WriMos.
Perhaps even more exciting, however, is my discovery of NaNoWriMo sponsorship. It’s just like sponsoring a charity runner, except instead of giving money to a good cause to motivate someone to cause themselves extreme discomfort and go somewhere that they don’t really need to go as quickly as possible, you’re giving money toward several inspirational and educational writing programs in order to motivate someone (me) to produce a work of creativity and art. If you’re interested in giving ten dollars to the Office of Letters and Light to help them keep their wonderful programs wonderful, drop by my donation page. Even if you, like me, don’t have ten dollars to just give away, I would greatly appreciate your prayers as I go all out to write a God-honoring, intriguing, original novel (or at least the rough draft that will become such a novel) in 30 days. Thank you for your support, and if you, too, are a WriMo this year leave me a comment with your username so that we can be writing buddies! God bless you, and may your October be just as wondrously anticipation-packed as mine.