- 50,000 words in 30 days... it's that simple. It's not meant to produce an edited, ready to publish novel. Instead, it gets writers writing.
- Chris Baty, along with 20 other writers, started the challenge in 1999. It's now run by The Office of Letters and Light, a nonprofit company. Their company motto: We believe in ambitious acts of the imagination. For year-to-year NaNo History and growth, visit their History page.
- In 1999, they had 21 participants and six winners. In 2011, they had 256, 618 participants and 36,843 winners.
- Number of words logged during the 2011 event: 3,074,068,446.
- Sara Gruen drafted Water for Elephants during NaNo. For other success stories, visit here.
- Top 5 NaNo cities (according to Google Analytics)
- New York