Today, people will dress up in all kinds of costumes and go to parties and/or get free candy. But writers…
Well, writers embarking on the adventure known as NaNoWriMo will eye the clock, fingers will be poised over keyboards or over a well-loved notebook, waiting –
Waiting for that month that embodies both a writer’s sprint and marathon – National Novel Writing Month, where writers will try to pen, type, or scrawl out 50,000 words in one month.
Crazy, you say? Well, maybe.
Ill-advised? Probably, considering it’s also the start of the holiday season.
Impossible? Well, that’s where you’d be wrong. Because every November, countless writers finish first drafts of novels this month. So if you’re a writer, or a reader, this month can be pretty magical too.
And even though it’s very ill-advised, well considering I work full-time and am in graduate school, I’m going to through my pen into the ring as well. Fun fact, while I’ve never actually won NaNoWriMo, I have used to to start, finish, and revise my novels. But this year, I’m going to try to do the whole thing. Because, hey, all those other years wee just practice. 😉
Happy Halloween, all and happy eve of NaNoWriMo, writers. 🙂