As usual, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has crept up quickly. From September, the last leg of the year seems to fly by. It’s an exciting time, but often daunting as well, and punctuated by massive mugs of coffee and panicked calls to my mother.
NaNoWriMo is an annual writing event, founded in 1999. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. From the first of November to midnight on the 30th, participants are aided in this pursuit by solid community support, inspirational posts by successful authors, and regular write-in events. Anyone can join, and last year there were 384,126 participants from six different continents.
It’s a mad race, an epic challenge, an unforgettable journey. This year I’ll be blogging regularly about my NaNoWriMo adventure, and I encourage my fellow participants to comment about their own experiences. I’ll also be tweeting throughout the month from @vivienne_austen.
Join me. What’s the worst that could happen?