Don't let Black Friday get you down! To inspire you, let's look at some of the published works of NaNoWriMo's winners (These are the novels they wrote during NaNoWriMo)!
Hell for the Company was written by Dick Denny and published in 2018.
A quick summary of the book is as follows (which can be found on Amazon here):
"What stands between humanity and the battle of Armageddon? A sword.
But not just any sword - the Fiery Sword that guarded the Gates of Eden after humanity was kicked out. Before the flood, it was stolen by the 23rd Demon kicked from heaven, who eventually married and imbued it into her human son.
But now she'd dead, and it's starting to manifest.
Humanity's only hope? Nick Decker, a scotch-swilling PI armed with a .45 and the Wrath of God, his nerdy ninja-stripper girlfriend Gretchen, and his loyal acid-dropping, street-doc, war-buddy Jammer. It's up to them to keep the battle of Armageddon from happening... and find the Devil's lost dog."
At Week's End by Anma Natsu was written in 2018 and is a unique take on storytelling!
"When disgraced reporter Adachi Tsuguru travels to the famed Aokigahara Forest, he stumbles on a young woman just as she is preparing to end her life. After initially rebuffing his clumsy attempts at changing her mind, she offers him a strange proposal: she will delay her suicide if he agrees to stay with her in the forest for the next seven days.
With no way to reach help, he agrees. Hoping it will help him find a way to change her mind, he offers to record her life story, but the more he learns about her, the more of himself he's forced to reveal...
At Week's End is a coming-of-age women's fiction story alternately told between past and present. If you like strong female leads capable of taking charge of their own lives and emotional tales of mistakes and redemption, you'll love At Week's End."
You can find At Week's End on Amazon here.
Gone in a Flash was written by Emlynn Mcdermott and was published in 2018.
"Maya Kendrick has it all—talent, luck, and a successful career as a famous fashion designer. Too bad that isn't enough.
When the economy takes a turn for the worse and Maya suddenly loses one of her most trusted financial advisors, she has no choice but to temporarily take on additional responsibilities herself. As she struggles to adapt to her new workload, Maya fails to notice a small but growing negative social media campaign that threatens her business. When Maya finally does realize she has a problem, she reaches out to family and friends for assistance. But is it too late?
Gone in a Flash is a story about social media, social activism, and personal transformation. At a time when what happens online can be even more important than what happens in real life, Gone in a Flash explores a world where there really is nowhere to hide."
You can purchase this book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Flash-Emlynn-McDermott-ebook/dp/B07FMFH89K/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Emlynn+McDermott+Gone+in+a+Flash&qid=1606505455&sr=8-2
These books are just a few of the NaNoWriMo winners who published their works! For the complete list of published winners, you can visit NaNoWriMo's Website (http://archive.nanowrimo.org/published-wrimos . Also, here is a list of last year's NaNoWriMo winner prizes (https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/winner-19ncow ) some motivation! If you do participate in NaNoWriMo you could receive these awesome discounts (https://nanowrimo.org/offers) to help you get to the next point in your writing career! (Sorry for the long web addresses! The Link feature was giving me difficulty!)
And remember, you can become a published winner of NaNoWriMo! It is not outside the realm of possibilities! Believe in yourself and give yourself the time to make it happen!
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