50,000 words or more in 30 days, the entire month of November. A complete manuscript in just a month. Possible? Impossible? Who knows but it sounds both scary and exciting at the same time. Nanowrimo, aka National Novel Writing Month. I came across the site from a friends facebook. After checking it out, seeing what it was about and looking through the FAQsection, I said what the hell and signed up for it.
I've had 3 idea's for books I want to write but any motivation I have had, the internet or something else has been a distraction. So why sign up for Nanowrimo? Encouragement, motivation, chance to meet other's that love to write, actually getting a book written in a months time. It might not be a great work of art, but it's a start. So what's the worst that could happen? I not finish? Or maybe I finish and it takes a year or longer to edit and polish up before I can send it to an agent or publisher? Either way, it'll be a great experience and I find myself growing more excited and scared as each day draws closer to the start of Nov. 1.
For those that have an idea for a book, or just love to write... go check out how Nanowrimo works and then join the site.