National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels.” -National Novel Writing Month mission statement
October has brought us wind and rain, but November will bring us National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! The month-long celebration, according to the about page of the event’s website, “is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.” In 2013, “310,095 participants started the month of November as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.”
Still have questions about National Novel Writing Month? Check out their FAQ page, and be sure to celebrate NaNoWriMo in your own special way!