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Thank you for writing me! Love, Your Novel.

NaNoWriMo is more than a month.

It's an epic challenge. It's a community of supportive writers. It's a mountain to climb, a treasure to uncover, and a world to save.

It's wild and unpredictable—sometimes so fun you never want to quit, and sometimes so frustrating you want to pull out all your hair one strand a time. It's waking up with a new idea about your character, and falling asleep dreaming about what comes next.

And even though November is over, NaNoWriMo doesn't have to be! Whether or not you met your goal last month, you discovered something new about yourself. Now you know just how deep your imagination goes and all the fantastic worlds you can create when you set a goal for yourself.

So keep writing, Writer. Set a new personal challenge goal for your November novel, take a break and revise it, or start something brand new. Either way, keep exercising that creativity muscle. You're off to great things!

Marya, Your Novel, and all of NaNo HQ

What's next?

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Publish your novel with Blurb. 

You wrote a novel—now print it! We've partnered with Blurb, a self-publishing company, to offer YWP participants a special NaNoWriMo landing page, a free ISBN, and 30% off your first order. Plus, 15% of your purchase goes to support the always-free YWP. Use the PDF download from the writing space for a simple process, or get creative. Read our how-to suggestions, or publish your novel now.

Print out your certificate!

If you didn't meet your goal this time, that's okay! Show off your hard work by downloading and filing out a NaNoWriMo Writer Certificate. Find more digital flair in the NaNo Prep page. (If you met your goal, you can find your Winner Certificate and other goodies on your 2021 NaNoWriMo Winner page.)

Write on the YWP site all year.

Your 2021 NaNoWriMo novel will be stored on the site until the end of time, available to write, edit, revise, and download (but be sure to save it in another place, too!).

Or, if you want to start a new adventure, accept a personal challenge invitation from your dashboard any time of year. You can set a goal for an existing novel or create a brand new one. Either way, set your own timeline and word-count goal, and keep the creative momentum going.

Educators, classrooms will be fully functional all year. Revise novels, stay tuned for special events in the spring, challenge your students to set new personal goals, or create class-wide challenges yourself.

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