So many writers I know said they have always loved writing. They knew from elementary school on that they wanted to be an author.
True story, I wasn’t one of them.
But once I decided to be a writer, I had a lot to learn. For instance, there are two kinds of editing: copy editing and content editing. They are very different, and every story or novel requires a bit–or tons of–both. Yet before a writer can even think about editing, s/he needs to get a rough draft onto paper.
November is a great month to get this done thanks to a group of silly people called NaNoers. You see, National Novel Writing Month occurs in November. It is also known as NaNoWriMo. Big people write 50,000 word stories in 30 days. It’s totally crazy, I know.
True story, I’m one of the crazy big people.
Another true story? Kids can NaNo, too.
Thanks to the Young Writers Program, you pick your word count. So, if you want to be a writer, check it out. Talk to your teacher, your librarian, or gather a group of writerly friends. Click here to join NaNoWriMo and get your first draft on paper. After that, we’ll talk editing.