It’s almost time for National Novel Writing Month again! It’s a great idea – thirty days and nights of novel-writing in an effort to write a 50,000 word novel by midnight, local time, on November 30. It’s brought to life by the great folks at The Office of Letters and Lights. I took part last year, but didn’t find out about it until after it started, and adopted a modified goal of writing every day and getting as far as I could. I have to say I impressed myself with how far I got. It was total crap, but I had a lot of fun doing it.
I had great plans for this year. Story ideas, characters and plans, but so far I’m behind on the getting all the pieces together before November 1st, so I don’t have high hopes of reaching the 50,000 word goal. But that’s ok. It’s the trying that counts. It’s exercising your brain and getting to invent a world. It’s doing something that can give you a natural high. Sure it can make your loved ones a little miffed when you shut yourself up in a room trying to catch-up, but it’s sure a lot of fun.
The best part is that it’s free. Just sign up and you’re in. There’s even support from people online and in person. Everyone has dreamed of writing the great American novel haven’t they? Here is your chance my friend!
So, loyal band of readers…who will join me in the loyal band of writers?
- Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo (rachelleharp.com)
- It’s NaNoWriMo time again – who’s in or chickening out, bwark? (zebedeerox.com)
- Hey, Writers! NaNoWriMo is Back (hcplteenscene.org)
- NaNoWriMo 2012 (xenogirl.com)