Isn’t that the best? August. over on the NaNo forums is taking requests from people (up to November I think) for a banner.
Here’s the link to the thread:
Anyway, I think it looks great–they even used the singer who I base my MC’s looks off of (I suggested it and they found a good picture).
Anyway, I know some don’t see the value in NaNo–I’ve read some comments about how it’s only for “amateur” novelists and those not serious enough to commit all the way. I know others think it’s too much hype.
Though that’s true for many, I know it’s also a falsehood, since without NaNo, unfortunately I don’t think I would have been able to write nearly as much as I have for my book–and not in a month’s time. I suppose I’m not as dedicated in some aspects as I should be…but NaNo helps fuel the dedication. It’s also helped me connect with others in the area and be a part of a critique group (again, something a great many writers say is unnecessary, though I disagree in many aspects…that’s another post though :P)
Besides, writers of NaNo have been published, and by some pretty notable companies too.
Did you know that Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants was written during NaNo? A book that ended up on the Bestseller’s list nonetheless.
NaNoWriMo may not be for everyone–but it’s definitely something that I encourage others who aspire to write a novel to at least look at.