National Novel Writing Month kicks off on 1 November 2014, a very special occasion that takes place annually, encouraging writers to sit down, bite the bullet, and complete a first draft.
According to the organisation’s website, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 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.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
This year, I am not going to be starting a new project, but rather am busy completing one. I intend to use the month of Novemebr to make sure I write every, single day. At 8pm each night, my phone will set off an alarm befitting of the Scottish Banshee and will read a single question: “Have you written today?”
National Novel Writing Month is really an amazing way to end the procrastination many writers feel when embarking on a new project, and will ensure that you write every day. It may not be a best-seller, but it will be a first draft that you can then sit down and perfect until it becomes something you would like to publish.
Good luck to everyone who will be participating in this event. If you haven’t already, you can sign up here: