November 4, 2014


November is National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo.

The challenge is to write 50,000 words -- basically a 250 page novel! -- in the 30 days of November.

I urge all Latino writers, especially the wanna-be writers, to take advantage of this opportunity and write, write, write.  Don't edit.  Don't revise.  Don't over think it.  Just write.

We need more books with diverse characters, and in OUR case, Latino characters.  So start writing your own novel today.  It can be a children's book, a young adult, a memoir, a romance, a paranormal, a vampire can be anything.  Just add some Latino flavor!

Register for NaNoWriMo at  You can still "enter" the challenge.

I too am taking up this challenge and have started my own novel with a sassy Latina heroine and a Latino hero that can cook!   Once you enter NaNoWriMo, make me one of your Writing Buddies; my moniker is "lovebooksmaven."   Very Latina, right?!  LOL.

Happy Writing! ---maria