So it is getting closer to that time of year again ... NaNoWriMo--the National Novel Writing Month--where writers of all stripes are challenged to write a hefty 50,000 words during the month of November! I have partaken in this challenge for the last three (maybe four?) years, and even on the years where I haven't hit the 50k word goal, I'm still happy for having attempted it--and a better writer for it.
I think this year, even though I'm in training, I will still be trying my best to hit the goal! I encourage you to try to as well.
You can sign up here. The site comes with a word counter to help track progress, and keep you updated on how many words you need to hit per day to make your goal. You can also find local writing groups to meet up at cafes and socialize. If you make it to the end of November and achieve your goal, you are rewarded with special prizes such as 50% off discounts for Scrivner, and other offers from places like CreateSpace.
Let me know in the comments below if you're going to try it out this year! If you need something to think about/stew on, then look below! I'll be sure to share my writing project plans here.
Check out this video from the people over at National Novel Writing Month!
Matthew Taylor is from beautiful, sunny Southern California. He has an avid love for Science Fiction and Fantasy.