Throughout the month of November you have one goal as a writer: Write a novel of at least 50,000 words, before December hits.
Every year, thousands of writers of all ages spend the month of November in the company of crumpled papers and the clacking of keyboards in the hopes of finishing their novels (or at least reaching the word limit). While it's challenging and time consuming, it encourages you to set real goals and get serious about your stories. I would encourage anyone interested to check out the National Novel Writing Month website ( [link]
) and at least register. It allows you to have more support than some other places could, because it is specially made for this event.
Now, if enough of you say you will try it, I will post tips and motivational journals here on #Live-Write-Now to help you reach 50,000 words by the end of November. (Also, if you say you'll give it a shot, no registration or anything needed other than taking on a serious commitment, I'll give you a Llama if I haven't already as a good luck gesture.)
Here's a Washington Post article about NaNoWriMo: [link]