Writers, it’s time to limber up those typing or scribing fingers, bulk up the brain muscles (or whatever) and get ready for the best month of the year.
November is just around the corner, and that means you’re invited (in fact, encouraged — nay, required!) to set your mind to writing a novel during the 30 days of National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo.”
NaNoWriMo challenges people to write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days of November.
Crazy? Yes. Doable? Absolutely!
My novel of zombie survival, “This Mortal Flesh,” began as a NaNoWriMo project. I’m planning to write the back half of my next entry in the ongoing Caliban Cycle in November.
More than 250 NaNoWriMo novel projects have been traditionally published, including Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants,” Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus,” and many more.
If you’ve always said you wanted to write your magnum opus, then now’s the time.
In writing, it’s about the journey as much as the destination. Come with us into the trackless unknown.