While National Novel Writing Month is a few weeks away, a little mental prep never hurt. Stop making excuses and start writing. Chronicle Books has the top five excuses people make when copping out on NaNoWriMo. You know what helps our staff? Coffee. Lots of coffee.


Ready, Set, Novel!

November is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), and founder/author Chris Baty has some words for those who are planning to use any of the following excuses to sit it out this year:

1) “I’m too busy.”

2) “I’m not a writer.”

3) “I’ve done NaNoWriMo before. Do I really need another unfinished manuscript on my hard drive?”

4) “No one can write a good book in 30 days.”

5) “I don’t have any ideas.”

Read his tips and advice on our blog, and enter to win a copy of Ready, Set, Novel and this “Write Together” poster by illustrator Linda Eliasen!

via Chronicle Books Blog