National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30.So far every year I've participated in NaNo, I've failed to write 50,000 words. I haven't considered those years a fail though because I got a lot of words down and a direction that my story was going in.
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.
As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel. Wrimos meet throughout the month to offer encouragement, commiseration, and—when the thing is done—the kind of raucous celebrations that tend to frighten animals and small children. (From NaNoWriMo's About Page).
Now it's another year of NaNo and a new story. The idea for this story just came to me and I'm kinda flailing trying to string bits and pieces together so I can get words down.
Are you participating in NaNo? Let me know how everything is going in the comments.