It’s November, and you know what that means. It’s NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writers Month is the time when writers abandon sane schedules, spouses, entertainment, sleep, and sometimes even food in favor of writing like crazy for an entire month. And the reward is… the satisfaction of having reached your goal of 50,000 words. (And maybe a cool t-shirt.) The type A personality cannot understand why anyone would do something like this. You mean, they say, there’s no money prize at the end? No fame and fortune? No! Just a lot of zany people all over the country typing like mad. NaNoWriMo is a chance to immerse yourself completely in the book you’ve always dreamed of writing. Don’t stop and go back, don’t stew over whether this or that word is exactly right. There will be time for that later. Hang a sign on your door that says ‘Back In December’ and just write, write, write. Above all, have fun!
If you are writing, let me know how you are doing. I’ll be posting my word count. My NaNoWriMo book is called City of the Giants, and I can hardly wait to get started. To sign up on the official site, see the link below.