NaNoWriMo

Every November brings back the recurrence of National Novel Writing Month, an international contest in which writers challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in only 30 days.  You can plan your story in advance, but cannot begin writing it until November 1st rolls around.

This is my fifth year participating in the NaNoWriMo and I am continuing with the challenge I set for myself last year: only write at write-ins.  Write-ins are basically social gatherings of writers who all desperately try to reach their word count goals.  Sometimes more socializing happens than writing, but they’re usually a lot of fun to attend, especially since they most often take place in restaurants and coffee shops.

If you’re interested, you should consider checking out the website to learn more:

http://www.nanowrimo.org

Even if you do not want to try this year, you can always start planning next year’s novel.  It might seem crazy to attempt a novel in 30 days, but if you don’t start it Nov. 1st, when will you actually give yourself the chance to try?

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