Writing for NaNoWriMo & NaPodPoMo

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Writing and Podcasting, Oh My

I feel like I am back in the military with all these acronyms. Let me start off by thanking Kyle Bondo from Gagglepod Studios for challenging me to do the #NaPodPoMo challenge of 30 podcast episodes in 30 days. Since I am a writer I felt that I needed to combine my love of podcasting and writing to see if I could knock out both challenges simultaneously. Also, I think he is getting me back for having him participate in NaPoWriMo – 30 poems in 30 days. You can listen to his experience in a previous episode here. You can read his poems for NaPoWriMo here and you can read my poems for NaPoWriMo 2020 here.


NaPodPoMo stands for National Podcast Posting Month, 30 posts in 30 days is a monumental task as I am not a daily podcast. I really like having 2 weeks between episodes so that I can carefully go over them for show notes and editing. Not this November, we are going full throttle, so thanks, Kyle. That doesn’t mean I am going to get sloppy, I plan on making templates for each day so that I can get our the episodes to you every day in the month of November. I have heard many daily podcasts and they usually have a big staff to help them out, a big staff is over 3 people in my estimation.


Okay, that knocks out one of the acronyms, now for #NaPoWriMo. This stands for National Novel Writing Month. My first experience with that was when I lived back in Chicago and was working with a Veteran Artist program. I got through that experience with about 45,000 words and I have lost that manuscript somewhere throughout all my moves. So NaNoWriMo is a month-long writing exercise where people get together and write every day for 30 days in November, the goal is a 50,000-word novel. You don’t need to edit it while writing, but you do need to hit over 1500 words a day to make the goal. Many people have used this to create a novel that they published later. That is not my goal, but hey if a novel comes from this then let’s do it.

Can I write for NaNoWriMo? Can I produce for NaPodPoMo

Well, I would challenge you to participate in NaNoWriMo and NaPodPoMo by going to the websites through the links provided in this post. Due to the unique challenge that Covid-19 has presented with us, normally NaNoWriMo is done locally and with groups, but if you check your local library or the website you might find options available virtually. If not, then let’s use this space that we have to make this happen for you. If you want to join me and link up please feel free to email me at timothy@createartpodcast.com and I can feature you here to talk about your journey. I am excited to see what you turn out and I am a bit apprehensive to see if I can accomplish this goal. With your support, I know it will be successful. Remember to Create More Than You Consume and get writing.

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