Hurrah! It’s time for NaNoWriMo again! National Novel Writing Month takes place in November. It works on the theory that everyone has a novel in them, even if it’s not a very good one, and wouldn’t it be great to say to people at parties ‘oh yes, I had something like that in my novel…’?
Some members of my forum took part in it last year, and they’re going to give it another shot this year:
Essentially you agree to have a shot at writing about 2,000 words a day for the whole month, ending up with a novelette of 50k words. It doesn’t have to be any good, or even make sense, it’s all about the word count!
I won’t be taking part this year (there is the slight pressing matter of my thesis to be done instead, where quality is regarded as slightly more important than quantity) but I might give it a crack in 2006 if I haven’t already started writing books by then.
More info here:
Considering that it’s now international, shouldn’t it be InNoWriMo?