Friday, November 8, 2013

Be a Believer!

Is a NaNoWriMo novel your YESvember goal?

Well, here’s a list that's chock-full of inspiration.

Look what a NaNoWriMo novel can do for you —

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen began as a NaNoWriMo novel. I’ll bet she found that those 4 measly weeks of sleepless YESvember were worth 
it — Her book was on the New York Times Best Seller List for 12 weeks in 2006.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern spent 7 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. 

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan...  Yep, another NYT Best Seller.

Then there are the award winners as well —

The Night Circus also won an Alex Award from the American Library Association.

The Compound by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen received a 2009 Bank Street Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year.

Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes won the 2005 Koret Jewish Book Award for fiction.

But wait, don’t forget movie rights —

Water for Elephants... the obvious.

Oh, and a film is in the works for The Night Circus, too.

And 20th Century Fox has recently purchased the rights to Wool by Hugh Howey, another NaNoWriMo book.

Then there's much, much more. In fact, over 100 NaNoWriMo novels have made it into print. Here’s the link so you can see the list for yourself. 

How’s that for motivation?

Write on, indeed!

PROMPT: You could be next! Have a fun-filled, word-filled weekend of NaNoWriMo awesomeness!

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