Over 10,000 NaNoWriMo participants filled out our 2011 survey, sharing the details of their experience with us and offering input on what worked well and what wasn’t quite as attention-grabbing or successful.
Check out this quick-and-dirty breakdown of the results!
38% of you are between 18-29 years old. 30% are 13-17.
83% of you are female!
44% were first-time Wrimos in 2011.
68% live in the US.
84% are homed to a region.
Only 22% attended regional events.
Favorite site features include:
- Word-count widgets
- Profile pages
- Pep talks
- The I Wrote a Novel, Now What? page
- Winner Goodies
74% of you were “Very Satisfied” with your NaNoWriMo experience, with 20% feeling “Somewhat Satisfied.”
81% donated or helped fundraise because they got something out of NaNo and wanted to give back. (48% were motivated by the fear that Chris Baty would come through the computer screen with his guilt monkeys.)
29% of survey respondents plan on finishing the manuscript, finding an agent for it, and working with the agent to sell the book to a publisher. 33% plan on doing some amount of revision and eventually sharing their manuscript with a small group of readers.
30% have plans to participate in at least one session of this summer’s Camp NaNoWriMo. 43% are on the (split-rail) fence.
73% won NaNoWriMo 2011.
80% are definitely coming back for more in 2012! (And we can’t wait to write alongside you then!)
We learned a lot from these results, and want to thank you all 10,143 of you again for sharing your feedback with us!
What surprised you about the results? What is the most important thing you think we should know that wasn’t included here?