Its November and while most people think of the basic; "No Shave November", Thanksgiving pants season, or the worst of all people; The Countdown To Christmas People (stop forgetting Thanksgiving assholes), we writers recognize November as something far more....challenging.
It's time to crank out a novel (50,000 words) in a mere 30 days.
Thats right...November starts National Novel Writing Month! And I have to say for us procrastinating, totally undisciplined writers (raise your hand if you're with me) this month is awesome to get you kickstarted.
Rules are there are no rules....just kidding there are rules but they are pretty lacks!
A novel to the NANOWRIMO, which is the National Novel Writing website states that they will accept any word count between 10,000 to 999,999. This means that while your stories will have to be long they by no means have to model themselves after Game Of Thrones.
How can you win?
Because yes, doing this challenge can mean more then just writing a kick ass story that can make you the next Tolkien or J.K. Rowling. If you sign up on the NANOWRIMO website which is right here, then you will earn badges for getting to your daily word count goal and could even be one of the many winners at the end who will receive prizes!
Whats even better is that through this website you will have forums and group chats with other writers struggling to pen their novel while juggling wok, school, family and pretty much life which always seems to be getting in the way.
So take the challenge. Start that story that has been rolling around in your mind but keeps getting pushed aside by grocery lists.
Take another look at the work that you are half way done with and just can't seem to sit down and finish.
Talk, complain, and bitch about the struggles of writing with people doing the exact same thing as you.