Friday, December 10th, 2021
You NANO’d! Now What? Post-National Novel Writing Month Session
with Award-winning author and sixteen-time NaNoWriMo winner Nita Sweeney
Noon PT/3 pm EST
Whether you wrote 50,00 words or simply made it through the month, Congratulations! You’ve completed National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!
In this fun lunch n’ learn, Nita Sweeney, award-winning author and sixteen-time NaNoWriMo winner will teach you how to carry the NaNoWriMo inspiration into the rest of the year.
No matter if it’s your first Nano or your sixteenth, this session will help you continue.
Nita’s first book, the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink was a multi-year NaNoWriMo project. Her second book, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving,coauthored with Brenda Knight, offers author wisdom to help you on your NaNoWriMo journey.
In this workshop Nita will discuss:
- How to continue the NaNoWriMo momentum without burning out
- How to finish the story if it’s not complete
- How to think about (and do) revision and editing
- How to continue building the community you found in November
- Why you should NOT send your NaNo novel to agents and publishers YET
- And much more!
Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink and co-creator with Brenda Knight of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving. A certified meditation leader, mental health advocate, ultramarathoner, and former assistant to writing practice originator Natalie Goldberg, Nita founded the groupsMind, Mood, and Movement to support well-being through meditation, exercise, and writing practice, and The Writer’s Mind, to share using writing practice to produce publishable work. Nita also publishes the writing resource newsletter, Write Now Columbus. Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet. Download your free copy of Nita’s eBook Three Ways to Heal Your Mind.