NaBloWriMo Post 7

I am enjoying writing blog posts so much this month I got to thinking about NaBloWriMo (National Blog Writing Month) and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I am a newbie at these, as despite hearing about them from fellow writers, I hesitated about joining until this year.


Then I discovered this is a lot of fun. Which, in turn, got me to thinking, ‘How many WriMos are there, anyway?’ It occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, there were more, perhaps at least one per month. I thought that for this writer, pursuing the WriMos could be a useful way of making myself write regularly.


Writers of any persuasion probably wonder about this, too. So, I took it upon myself to research this quirky question and found an astounding number of WriMos for any sort of aspiring – or already published – writer. I found so much material, in fact, I am going to have to publish my findings after I take time this week to create a consolidated list from current research.


So, please be patient. I think it will be worth the wait. It appears to me that some of the writing challenges (that is what a WriMo really is, after all) wax and wane depending on the interest level in any given year. Others become defunct due to lack of participation. I will do my best to verify the information I list in a future post.


If you are a driven writer, aspiring writer, or a published writer seeking a virtual foot placed squarely in the middle of your backside, stay tuned. WriMos are definitely for you, and further information is forthcoming.

2 responses to “HOW MANY WriMoS ARE THERE?”

  1. Gigi Murfitt says:

    Thanks Sarah. I look forward to reading from your research. As I was looking into NaBloWriMo I also discovered NaBloPoMo which simply substitutes the word “writing” with “posting.”

    I am new at this too. I like the challenge. Unfortunately for me I took it on while traveling with Gabe. I am also fine tuning my four talks for a women’s retreat this weekend. So I am already behind on my blog posts but I am developing a list of ideas to blog about.

    I will pray for your continued success at your blogging endeavors. Gigi.

  2. Thanks, Gigi. I love getting the response from people on this. And the discipline of posting daily is really good for me. One of my favorite mystery writers blogs three times a week herself and then has guest spots the other two days a week. Seems like that idea is a good one, just to allow for life.

    I’ll have to figure out my own rhythm for NaNoWriMo next month so as to complete it but not lose the momentum on the blog! Ack!

    Btw, I loved your photos of Gabe driving! What an amazing young man he is.

    Have a great trip,
    Sarah M.

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