National Novel Writing Month: It’s NaNo Time!

by Shannon Leigh Rivera

November means a lot of things—turkey, football, and pumpkin pie. For those of us who write, the month of November means National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo.) It is a month-long writing ‘competition’ where writers from around the world get together (introvert style) and write novels. The goal is 50,000 words for adults, but for my high school students taking a NaNo class, their goals are between 15,000-30,000 words. For the last few months, my students have been learning the ins-and-outs of novel planning and creation. Using K.M. Weiland’s “Structuring Your Novel”, we have been learning about what it takes to write a novel and today is the beginning of that journey!


With that being said, this next month I will have a few interviews being released and news on my upcoming short story being published in the Seven Deadly Sins YA Anthology: Gluttony edition. However, I will not be posting any short stories or other works. I will be writing alongside my students and hosting write-ins and mid-night weekend write sessions. So, with that in mind, I hope you have a fabulous November! Please check back on November 18th for my interview with YA Fantasy author Breeana Puttroff (see more here). Also, I will be hosting my students in December, so you will definitely want to check back to read excerpts from their amazing novels. I am sure that more than one of them will be names to watch in the future of book publications.


All the best Fantasy Fix readers!

-Shannon Leigh

About Shannon

I am a full-time author of Urban Fantasy Fiction novels and Fiction short stories in all genres. I am also a full-time mother and teacher. Connect with me!

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