Holy crap. Is it that time of year again?
On Sunday, November 1st, 2015, keyboards across the world will be set ablaze.
Or maybe not. It may end up looking a lot like the above – an old notebook and a pencil on some nondescript desk. Of course, that desk could be in a little cabana at a swank seaside resort. Or maybe the dusty corner of your bedroom. Or maybe on a space station. Where ever it might be, are you ready to write?
Don’t know what I’m talking about?
Get yer butt over to the National Novel Writing Month website!
Every November, a crazy group of novelist make a commitment to write 50,000 words. That’s roughly 1,667 words a day.
Doesn’t sound like much, eh?
Try doing it for 30 days straight! It’s not easy. Many have failed (I have). But we keep trying.
I ask myself the same question every year.
Sometimes, I do it to try to prove that though I take this writing thing less than seriously, it would be cool to see if I can churn out that many words a day consistently. Other times, I just want to use the collective writerly energy to finish a project I’ve allowed to languish. And then there’s just that it is nice to write alone with thousands of people. Just knowing there are others out there struggling to get their stories out, somehow makes my burden easier.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? If so, why?