Over on Facebook there’s a writing group that I’m part of called Historical WriMos which will be hosting an unofficial type version of NaNo called Historical Novel Writing Month(HiNoWriMo) in January. There’s no prizes or fancy badges or website or anything of that nature. However, it’ll have the most important aspects: motivational threads, a place to drop questions, inspirational vibes, sprint posts, and — the most important one of all — community. Fellow writers hanging out and enjoying the company of each other as they write. It’s got some really casual “rules” as well.
On January 1st, 2015 @ 12:00 A.M. will start HiNoWriMo(Historical Novel Writing Month) for the Historical Wrimos group. As we’ve discussed, participation isn’t mandatory just cause it’s something the group is doing. Participation is up to each individual member as is their word count which I’ll explain below. February 1st, 2015 @ 12:00 A.M. is the end date.
Word Count: Using Camp NaNo as inspiration, the minimum word count will be 10k and the maximum can be anywhere from 50k to 1 Million. The choice is up to the writer.
Can I participate if a.) I’m doing a re-write and/or working on edits, b.) my story is an already started one, c.) my story isn’t straight historical, d.) my story isn’t a novel and is instead a script, poem, short stories, multiple written projects, et cetera: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Please note the et cetera as obviously those aren’t all the questions people might ask. If you have one that falls into the et cetera? Well, the answer is still: YES!
There’s some other details found in the pinned post in the group, but these are the ones you might need to know to decide if you want to participate. And even if you don’t want to take part, but you want to join cause you enjoy history and/or write history? Then give the group a look. It’s a group of real friendly folks. So come, join us. Have fun with us. We’d be glad to have you in the New Year!