If you aren’t aware of this phenomenon, well I will happily introduce you to this concept. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it’s an amazing competition of sorts where your largest adversary (other than yourself) is time. In this case, you have 30 days to write 50,000 words or the equivalent of a first draft of the majority of a novel. This equates to approximately 1,667 words per day and it’s a thrill.
They have writing sessions hosted in your local communities, pep talks from famous authors, and other types of encouragement to keep you going and keep you writing. Because that’s the end goal. It’s to force you (so to speak) into actually sitting down and writing that great novel idea that you’re always talking about, finally make it a reality.
It’s a lot of fun and produces some great stuff. If you’re interested in knowing more, check out the Web site, and be sure to let me know if you’re planning to do it!