Wednesday, October 08, 2008
It's Almost Here
As 99.9% of you writers out there already know, November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo, one of my favorite writer events of the year. For the entire month first-time and experienced storytellers all over the world work toward the goal of completing 50K words in thirty days.
Since my writing schedule makes almost every month at Casa PBW a NaNoWriMo, I don't officially participate, but I encourage everyone who's game to give it a whirl. If you've never attempted to write a novel, it can be a terrific ice-breaker to join in. It's also a good preview of what it's like to write professionally, create on demand and work under deadline pressure.
Are any of you guys joining in? Is it your first time, or are you a dedicated NaNoWriMo'er? What are you planning to work on? Let us know in comments.
Some NaNoWriMo Links:
The 2008 NaNoWriMo Write-a-Thon Fundraiser Event in San Francisco
NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
2008 Web Badges and Wordcount widgets