Well, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month to the uninitiated) has begun again, and scores of writers around the world are pounding away at their keyboards in order to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. That’s right – one story, one month.
If you’re like many, you might think it sounds good in theory, but can you really write a good book in thirty days? The answer to that is a resounding YES, but to prove it to you, I’ve rounded up ten published books that were written during NaNoWriMo!
- All of author V.L. Cooke’s published novels were written during NaNoWriMo, including Golden Opportunity (Custodian of the Golden Assembly Book 1)
- Jane Lebak wrote two of her published books during NaNoWriMo, including Forever and for Keeps (Adventures of Lee and Bucky Book 2). You can check out her website at janelebak.com.
- Author Katje Van Loon says that she wrote 70,000 words in her novel Stranger Skies for NaNoWriMo when she decided she needed a break. We understand, Katje! Visit Katje’s website at katjevanloon.com.
- Chanda Stafford says most of her books were written during NaNoWriMo, including Burning Bright.
- Beasts of Babylon (a weird west novel after my own heart) by E. A. Copen was written during NaNoWriMo last year (2016). See her other works at ea-copen.com/.
- Can you believe that Kirsten M. Corby wrote her novel Daughter of Atlas: A Novel of the Fall of Atlantis during her first NaNoWriMo? My first NaNo project was barely comprehensible!
- Looks like Kirsten’s not alone—Annie Anderson wrote Smoldering Ashes during her first NaNoWriMo, too!
- PD Workman wrote a total of six of her published novels during NaNoWriMo, the latest of which is She Wore Mourning.
- Becky Strahl’s Shattered was a NaNoWriMo project, too. Follow Becky on Facebook and Instagram.
- And one from the horror section! S.L. Saboviec wrote Reaping Angel during July Camp NaNo in 2014.
How about you—have you ever published a NaNoWriMo project? Join the discussion in the comments!