Turns out I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year.

Of course, I recently wrote a book in which a young Wrimo gets published, Afterworlds, and I’ve been close to the NaNo organization for a while. (I’m on their Writers Board, and here’s a pep talk I did for them.) But I’ve never technically done NaNo itself—writing the first draft of a novel in November.

But now I have this secret project due in early December, and I see that it’s a few days before Halloween. It’s all coming together! So I’ll be posting my word count and chugging along with the rest of you.

If you want to know more about the concept and the organization, click here.

Need some inspiration in telling your own story? Here’s NaNo’s Sarah Mackey speaking at NerdCon about why stories matter:

9 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo

  1. I will be participating this year as well. So awesome that you are a part of something that helps and inspires so many authors of all ages. Welcome to Nanowrimo. For real. ?

  2. Hey Scott,

    It’d be really motivating to see your wordcount rise through the month. Is there a username I can buddy on the site? Mine’s “Cambrie Mae”.

    Thanks, Marisa

  3. Hey Scott! Hope your writing goes smoothly through November.

    If you see this, are there going to be pictures of the rest of the zeroes gang? I LOVE the three already released, and it would be great to see the others.

  4. I am actually just getting around to reading Afterworlds. It’s perfect for this time of the year considering the creepiness of it for Halloween plus now it’s November.

    I wish you the best of luck for your November project. I hope you make a lot of ground on it.

  5. Hello, Mr. Westerfeld,

    Greetings from China, I work for a film production company, and we are interested in the screen right of your book “the Leviathan Trilogy”, please let us know the direct contact of yours or your agent’s,thank you!

  6. I have no idea what’s going on either. Scott! We’re getting concerned for your wellfare! Please communicate your health and continuing existence post-haste!

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