Got a book burning in your soul? Looking to write the next bestseller? Wishing you had time and space to put pen to paper?

Join NaNoWriMo at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library!

"November is NaNoWriMo -- National Novel Writing Month," said Jill Rourke, library director. "The Apalachicola library will serve as a base of operations for anyone wanting to get in some serious writing, whether it is a work in progress or taking a new plunge."

The library conference room will be open for writers every day in November starting at 4 p.m. The library will also extend hours past closing until 7 p.m. for those working on NaNoWriMo projects. Participant sign-up and writing commitment sheets are available at the library desk.

"The idea is to commit to a certain number of written words by the end of the month," said Rourke. "Finding a quiet space free from distractions is a challenge for budding authors so it makes sense for the library to try to create that environment.

"The average modern novel is about 60,000 words. Broken up over the month, though, it comes out to about four or so pages of writing a day. Hopefully, by having the library open and other writers available to over some assistance and critique, new writers will be encouraged to take the plunge," she said.

For more information about NaNowriMo, stop by the library at 80 12th St or call 653-8436.