We're headed into our second day for NaNoWriMo. Some of you know what that is, some of you don't.
NaNoWriMo = NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth
Make a crazed effort to bang out 1,667 words a day to reach a goal of writing a semi-decent, barely readable novel in 50,000 by the last day of Novemeber.
Yes, Thanksgiving counts. This is writing, everyone. This is the stuff the majority of us do on our time off.
Now, when I say semi-decent, barely readable novel, that doesn't mean you should aim for a level of that quality. It's just a reflection of the lax attitude among NaNoWriMo-ers. It's an excuse to write, anything, just to write. There have been people who discovered that in their harried time at the keyboard that they've actually produced a beautiful story. Some people find themselves writing the first half of the novel they've always wanted to write but never knew they could. Some people end up with a piece of work so embarrassing it should be burned, if it didn't entail hurling your laptop into the fireplace.
It's just for fun. And it's something I've wanted to do for at least three years since I've found out about it. Luckily, I managed to remember the day before November began and mentally prepared myself. It's only the second day of November, you can participate as well. Just write double the 1,667 words if you feel like you need to catch up, or just begin now and throw all societal conventions out the window.
Learn more and find groups near you: www.NaNoWriMo.org
I'm in the Akron group and I'm slowly preparing myself to attend one of the Write-Ins. I get nervous around strangers so this should be interesting. It may never happen but we'll see.