November may seem like a lifetime away, but it will be here before we know it! And why do we care? Because November is National Novel Writing Month of course! The one month of the year writers from all over come together (er…lock themselves in their rooms alone) to try to write a novel during the month of the November.

First, I have to ask…why didn’t ‘they’ decide to make national writing month during a month with 31 days, not 30?? That extra 24 hours could be crucial!

Anyways, the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days, or 1,667 words a day. 50,000 sounds like a lot, but 1,667 a day sounds more manageable, doesn’t it? There is a website, nanowrimo.org, where you can sign up to track your progress, get pep talks, and join other writers in their journey. You can even earn ‘badges’ as your word count rises and ‘win’ by completing your novel and posting it there. It also has some writing resources, so check it out!

Mez and I have decided to embark on this quest this year for the first time and we are inviting all of you along with us. It’s a scary task ahead of us, but we can do it!

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We’ve created an event you can sign up to, Novel in November, and receive daily emails during the month of November with tid bit of inspiration to keep you going. Just a little, because we should all be writing, not blogging! We will also update you on our progress…or, you know, lack of progress. We hope to hear how your novels are also progressing during the month!

That’s a ways off. However, the countdown to November has begun and we will start preparing for it soon here, on the blog, to help us and you make the most of those 30 short days in November. There will be some writing book recommendations, tips to make time for writing, and general reminders that November is approaching. I’m looking forward to it!