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Countdown to NaNoWriMo

How incredible would it be if there was some way to calculate how many more words of fiction are written during November than any other month of the year. We’re willing to bet it’s quite a bit. So many stories coming alive, and this year, we hope that yours will be one of them.

Today we’re participating in an October Scavenger Hunt with 4thewords, an online writing platform that takes your writing into a game world. Use quests and monster battles to help increase your word count all while leveling up your character. All throughout October, you can unlock hidden items using special code words, found on some of your favorite writing resources (like this one). If you haven’t tried 4thewords before, use my code word to unlock a surprise and a free month of play time!

First, a few tips for anyone currently planning ahead to self-publish their NaNoWriMo project this year!

  1. Don’t rush it! While you may finish a draft in November, that doesn’t mean your book is ready for the world. Make sure to give yourself as much time as you need to revise your book and make it shine.
  2. Plan ahead for editing! Once you’ve made your manuscript as strong as possible, it’s time to hand it off to a fresh set of eyes to catch all of the little details you may have missed. In a lot of cases, that means a professional editor, some of whom book out months in advance. So figure out your timeline and get on your editor’s schedule.
  3. Get inspired by cover art! For those of us in the self-publishing world that have a soft spot for book covers, it can be all too easy to purchase a cover before you’ve even written your book, which doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. If you already have your cover, make it your desktop background to remind yourself of why you’re writing so intensely in November.

Our code word is: mummified

Giveaway time!!

We also currently have a giveaway going on over on our Facebook group. All you need to do is join to be entered to win editing and marketing services for your book.

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