Happy rainy Wednesday everyone! We’ve got a cold front knocking on our door and it’s bringing plenty of wind and rain into our area. The leaves are changing and pumpkins and mums abound. Yup, it’s definitely Autumn!
For writers, the other big sign of the season is National Novel Writing Month. If you’ve never heard of it, NaNoWriMo is “a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.” That’s it in a nutshell…a very large, ambitious, caffeine-infused one!
For those of you who may think that NaNoWriMo is no more than just a writing exercise on steroids, think again. Check out the article “14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo” over at the website Mental Floss. And there weren’t just fourteen – others are revealed in the comments section.
So, who’s in? I’m sure many of you have already started outlines and character sketches, while others have jotted down only a few notes. If you’re even just thinking of doing NaNoWriMo, let us know in the comments and also tell us if you’ve mapped out a plan, are winging it, or somewhere in between.