November is only a few days away, and that means that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo!) is nearly upon us.
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.
Now, those are the official rules, but many writers adapt NaNoWriMo to their own goals. [Read more…]