NaNoWriMo is...

NaNoWriMo is…a shot of caffeine for my creative life.

NaNoWriMo is…the sword with which I slay the beast called doubt.

NaNoWriMo is…just the beginning.

I first participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) back in 2010 on a whim. I had no idea what I would write about, no plan, no inkling of what it would take to get 50,000 words written in just 30 days, and yet, I somehow managed it. I often describe it like a whirlwind, but it’s also infectious, depressing, beautiful, amazing torture.  It’s a worthwhile undertaking for anyone interested in writing.

The library offers its support with resources, (including eBooks), and quiet with WiFi to help you reach your goal.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, October 6 at 1:00 pm Writing Workshop with Matt Sherman at Headquarters Library, Meeting Room A
Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm NaNoWriMo: Plotting and Survival at Headquarters Library, Foundation Room
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 pm Celebrate NaNoWriMo by Making a Journal at Waldo Branch
Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 pm Writing Workshop with Local Best-selling Author Sarah Price at Archer Branch
Thursday, November 8 at 5:00 pm Learn to Write! with Local Best-selling Author Sarah Price at Archer Branch

Come Write In at your Library
The Foundation Room at the Headquarters Library will be available for NaNoWriMo participants to gather and up their word count on the following dates

Monday, November 5 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 10 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Monday, November 19 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Monday, November 26 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 28 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Year-Round Writing Opportunities
Writers Group at Alachua Branch meets the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Poets and Writers Among Us at Alachua Branch meets the last Thursday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Writing Your Life History at Millhopper Branch meets the first Thursday of the month from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Writers' Alliance of Gainesville at Millhopper Branch meets the first Sunday of the month from 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Teen Writing Club at Millhopper Branch meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm