There are about three days until National Novel Writing Month begins, bringing with it the reckless abandon and writerly angst that we all know and love so well. As most of you are aware, I have been participating in NaNoWriMo for years now – this will be my sixth event! – and I am a stalwart champion of the cause.
For any of you who happen to be unaware of NaNoWriMo, the premise is simple: write 50,000 words of fiction in the month of November and try not to alienate your loved ones permanently. For some people, producing that much in 30 days is a pretty tough challenge. For others, they end up tripling the goal before they’re through. Personally, I fall somewhere in the middle, and tend to finish up around Week 3 before pushing on to about 60,000.
But no matter when you finish, or what you finish…
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