It's November, which means one thing for many writers...time for NaNoWrimo!
NaNoWrimo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an annual event where thousands of writers attempt the heroic feat of writing a novel of at least 50,000 words in just 30 days. This is my ninth year participating in NaNoWriMo and over the years I have "won" twice.
The following is a motivational letter I wrote for the NaNoWriMo Metrowest region (for writers living between Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts). I hope it encourages others to tackle the page with enthusiasm this month! Good luck, Wrimos!
I was honored this month to be asked to participate in the inaugural #31DaysIBPOC Blog Challenge, a month-long movement to feature the voices of Indigenous and teachers of color as writers and scholars.
I thought hard about what I wanted to say and decided on sharing about my identity as a Black woman navigating two predominately white spaces, in education and publishing.
Here is my post on Teaching and Writing in the Intersection.