How It Works
Committed to writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November? Follow these easy steps to get started:
Complete your profile so like-minded writers can connect with you. There’s no better place to introduce yourself as an author.
In order to update your word count in November, you need to give your novel a title (don’t worry, you can always change it later!). You cannot write your novel on our site, but you can share a short synopsis and excerpt.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ.
4. Earn badges.
Earn participation and writing badges by completing specific milestones.
Award yourself personal achievement badges to celebrate the peaks and valleys of your personal creative journey.
We have plenty of resources to spur you on, including pep talks from published authors, NaNo Prep advice, and more.
6. Start writing.
Starting on November 1, update your word count via the dashboard or header menu:
7. Claim your win.
Starting on November 20, paste the full text of your novel into our word-count validator to win. Find out more about how to win.