Wow, September went by in a flash. The highlight of the month for me was attending my first writing conference – I’m writing a post about that which I hope to have up soon.
But today I checked the calendar and realized that November is only a few weeks away, and that means that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo!) is nearly upon us.
Who else has decided to join in on the NaNoWriMo fun?
If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo before, it’s a month-long event where writers challenge themselves to pen a 50,000-word novel (about the length of novels like The Great Gatsby or Fahrenheit 451). The goal is to begin writing on the first of November and finish by midnight of November 30.
You can plan and outline your story as much as you like beforehand but the actual writing of the story can only be done during November. Sounds kind of crazy, right?
I’ve participated several times over the years and completed the challenge twice, and it’s always been a fun and ultimately satisfying experience. [Read more…]