As a writer, I can definitely attest to the fact that sitting down and composing anything isn’t easy. Some days you’d have to put a gun to my head just to get a haiku out of me. In fact, sitting down is the hardest part of the process, and when you write for a living like I do, it’s usually the last thing you want to do when the work day is over. But the folks behind National Writing Month are fully aware of these trials and tribulations experienced by authors, which is why they’ve created a program that unifies, motivates and inspires those of us who can’t quite seem to put pen to paper.
If you’re interested in writing your own novel, head on over to the National Writing Month web site and poke around! (However, as I’m writing this the site is down, so you may just have to poke around Google instead.) Essentially, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to write an entire 50,000-word novel by the end of November. Yep, a whole book. Sound intimidating? Well, you’ll have a support system from all over the world of people taking on the exact same project as you. Plus, the movement’s site has a number of tips, tricks and motivational activities to help you meet your goal.
I tried participating in NaNWriMo last year, but failed miserably. So miserably, in fact, that I just kind of assumed I wouldn’t do it again this year. But now I’m seeing loads of Facebook friends posting about how excited they are to get started on their masterpieces, and it’s making me eye the unfinished projects I have on my desktop. Maybe I’ll resurrect one of them and this will finally be my big year!
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?