Getting Started...

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, writer! We are so excited to create with you.

You probably have a lot of questions, but here's a quick guide to help you get started:
Announce a project! Go to "My NaNoWriMo" → "Projects", then select, "Announce New Project".

Make sure to name your project. The default project status is "Prepping", and you can edit this manually as your project status changes. You can also set the privacy level of your project and define the project type. When you are done, click "On to your Goal". Instructions for goal creation are here. 

*For Camp and NaNoWriMo (April, July and November), make sure your goal is associated with a NaNo event to qualify for a win. This will save you a lot of frustration later!

Now that you know how to announce a project, you may want to reach out to other writers in the NaNo Community. Here are a few ways: 

  • Join a region to find local events. Find your region here, then join it to get updates from your local Municipal Liaison (a volunteer who manages the region)! Once you join, say hello to your ML .
  • Join a Writing Group. This is a great way to be part of a small, focused group of fellow writers. You can find instructions for joining a Writing Group here.

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