Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder. See a full list of NaNoWriMo published authors.
Each year, authors offer encouraging pep talks to participants. The 2014 author mentors are Veronica Roth, Tamora Pierce, Brandon Sanderson, Chuck Wendig, Kami Garcia, and Jim Butcher.
During NaNoWriMo 2013:
- 310,095 participants started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.
- 651 volunteer Municipal Liaisons guided 595 regions on six continents.
- 89,500 students and educators created worlds through the Young Writers Program.
- 650 libraries opened their doors to novelists through the Come Write In program.
Note: Image Courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.