OK kids, it’s that time of year again. Get out your pens and paper, laptops, desktops, typewriters, napkins, crayons, inkwells and papyrus. Grab a chisel and a big flat rock. No matter how you do it, National Novel Writing Month is upon us! And with 50,000 words to write in just 30 days, quite frankly, we don’t have much time to be picky.
From November 1st to November 30th: that’s how long you have to write a novel. Have you always wanted to write something big, but never had the motivation to get down to it? Head over to nanowrimo.org and join the frenzy. Just create an account, give a title and synopsis to your novel (it can be changed at any time) and you’re off. You can write on whatever you want: word processors, notebooks, old dishrags, it doesn’t matter. All you have to do is count and record your growing word count on the website. On the website you’ll also find some great creative help, from writing prompts to forums, and plot swaps to fun things to procrastinate with!
This will be the first year I am participating in semi-earnest; in the past I have urged my friends on with unleashed enthusiasm, but never quite gotten to the table myself. It’s day two; I have zero words written (though at least a couple in my brain, for now) and I really don’t have much of a concrete clue of what I’m writing. But why the hell not, right?
Feel free to add me as a buddy, I use the same username. We can write (and procrastinate, and panic, and maybe even sob a little bit) together!