10 Published NaNoWriMo Books

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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!

  1. All of author V.L. Cooke’s published novels were written during NaNoWriMo, including Golden Opportunity (Custodian of the Golden Assembly Book 1) 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Chanda Stafford says most of her books were written during NaNoWriMo, including Burning Bright.
  5. 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/.
  6. 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!
  7. Looks like Kirsten’s not alone—Annie Anderson wrote Smoldering Ashes during her first NaNoWriMo, too!
  8. PD Workman wrote a total of six of her published novels during NaNoWriMo, the latest of which is She Wore Mourning.
  9. Becky Strahl’s Shattered was a NaNoWriMo project, too. Follow Becky on Facebook and Instagram.
  10. 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!

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H. Duke writes contemporary fantasy, horror, and more. She currently lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband, Giru, and a shiny black dog named Jupiter. Her weird west serial Jeremiah Jones Cowboy Sorcerer is being released in eight episodes (sort of like a TV show, but for your e-reader!). you can get the first four episodes here.


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