While NaNoWriMo and OLL (Office of Letters and Light) do make some money off product sales, they need donations to keep them going. Each year during November, I sign up to be a sponsor and try to raise money for this cause. And here is where I ask: Will you help?
Just $10 can go a long, long way.
Here is why I appreciate NaNoWriMo:
It finally gave me the kick to write my novel. For years I was a "someday" writer. Someday I was going to write a book. But it was never that day. Then NaNoWriMo came along. It is a program full of encouragement, humor, passion and amazing fellow writers. It helped me realize that that some day was today. And with it, I wrote.
Since I started, I haven't been able to stop.
In three years, I have written three books and am in the process of writing my fourth. I have published one. I have gained confidence. Knowledge. Friends and fans. I can honestly say I have no idea where I would be without NaNoWriMo. Most likely stuck somewhere back in "someday" land. And I have to say: I like it better where I am.
Please, take a moment and think about about donating. I am not asking for a lot. Just $10 can do a world of difference. Help keep NaNoWriMo around for years to come by showing your support today. Every donation is tax-deductable, and full of pure awesome.
Today is Donation Day. All day NaNoWriMo will be giving out prizes and special shout-outs as we race to raise the goal. We need your help.
Not to mention: If I reach my goal, I just might be planning a special giveaway of my own.