November is National Novel Writers’ Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. This is a global challenge for writers to write 50,000 words in the month of November. That’s 1,667 words per day, so let’s get started! See below for events St. Mary’s County Library is hosting to help you finish your novel.

Ready to start? Sign up at and, if you’d like to share your progress with the St. Mary’s County Library community, fill out this form to give us your NaNoWriMo username and permission to display your data publicly. Check the list below to see how your fellow writers are doing!

Want some tips for getting started? Check out what the library has to offer!

NaNoWriMo Come Write In

Bring your dinner, snacks and your notebook or laptop and join us for some write-ins. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, a collaborative atmosphere, and door prizes.
Lexington Park                            Tuesdays in November, 6 p.m.

Past NaNoWriMo Participants

Some NaNoWriMo participants now have published novels! Check out a few at your library!

2017 NaNoWriMo Participants