Besides football, November is also known for the international obsession known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.1 (There are some who think of it as “Writhing Month.” You know who you are.)
If you don’t want to follow the link above, the graphic pretty much sums up what NaNo is all about. The objective is to write (at least) 50,000 words of a new novel. That is, start with “Once upon a time,” but you don’t necessarily have to arrive at “… lived happily ever after.” This is especially true if you write 60,000 words of an 80,000-word novel!
Last year, I was on the sidelines for NaNo, supporting friends who were taking part. While I did write some NaNo-related articles, I hadn’t really gotten into writing much (and November was a busy month for me last year, as well). This year, though—another story entirely. So to speak.
I intend to fully participate this year. I have a good nucleus of writing buddies, as you can see on my NaNo page. And one of the very cool things we have going are FORUMS! Yep: the Saucy Wenches set up some good old-fashioned forums for us to write about writing in general, NaNo in particular, and just about anything else.
So if you’re going to take the NaNo plunge, share that with us in the comments, and by all means come join us on the Saucy NaNo Forums!
- Technical Note: “NaNoWriMo” is an acronym, not an abbreviation. Just thought I’d share. ↩