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Sunday, December 4, 2011

ARE YOU UP FOR JANO 2012?

Congratulations to those of you who completed NaNoWriMo in November. It's no small task to complete a 50,000-word novel in a month. Our hats off to anyone who even attempted that daunting goal during a busy  holiday season.

Sleuths' Ink, a mystery writers group in Springfield, Missouri created JANO two years ago. Several reasons why we decided that January is a perfect time to write a novel are listed below:

THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER!!!

YOU GET AN EXTRA DAY TO WRITE (There are 31 days in January)

YOU ONLY HAVE TO WRITE 1613 WORDS A DAY TO REACH YOUR 50,000-WORD GOAL!

WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GONNA DO DURING THE COLDEST MONTH OF THE YEAR!

YOU'LL HAVE A NOVEL READY TO EDIT FOR THOSE SPRING/SUMMER CONFERENCES THAT WILL BE SPRINGING (pun intended) UP!

For more information on the great prize categories we'll be offering, check our JANO 2012 page. We'll also be listing the sponsors as they appear.

Keep checking back for more updates on JANO 2012.
Hope you can join us.

8 comments:

Janet Kay Gallagher said...

Just imagine we are starting the third Jano Write 50,000 Words in a Month! YEA!
2012 is our time! Remember, "SOMEDAY" isn't on our Calendar!

Shirley said...

Absolutely, Jan. SOMEDAY IS NOW!!

Beth said...

I can't believe we're embarking on our Third Annual JANO either! So exciting and will be even more so when a SI member has a novel published that was written during JANO. It's going to happen. I know it!

Great line-up of prizes so far.

Good luck, everyone.

Palooski65 said...

Weeeelll, I'm in--I hope I don't embarrass myself with a poor showing. I do know that it prompts me to accomplish more than I would without the motivation.

Good luck to everyone--BUT-----I hope I kick all your butts this year!! Ha! Snicker! Just kidding--looking forward to the challenge. :-)

Sarah Butland said...

AND it fits perfectly well with the idea of getting a novel completed next year. And all of our New Year's Resolutions. Although I have one already started count me in as it would be an amazing start to my 2012!

The Daring Novelist said...

Alas, because I need a steady ongoing challenge that will last all year, I'm going with a different dare just now -- A Round Of Words In Eighty Days.

However, I do think January and March could be excellent months to do a NaNo-like challenge. I may plan on this one next year.

Shirley said...

Sarah, I hope you do join us next year. It's a lot of fun. And we have a record number this year.

Sarah Butland said...

I'm doing it and it's awesome to have me realize I do have time to write, less time to make excuses though.

And the days I just can't get to it are overwhelming me but I've decided to do a hail mary now and just plug away.

How are all of you doing?