November is National Novel Writing Month. Chris Baty, a fun-loving guy from California, started a group called NaNoWriMo whose goal each November is to pound out 50,000 word novels every November.
The group has grown from a handful of coffeehouse junkies to more than 15,ooo participants last year.
This year, I am going to participate. I'll be working on my new ms "Hope of the North Star". In order to be eligible I will have to start from scratch, which won't be all bad, since my beginning the first time around does not exactly start with a bang.
In order to succeed at the NaNo, you must write an average of 1666.66 words per day for 30 days. Knowing I won't be able to write every day next month, I will have to try to load up early, with at least 2000 words per day as often as I can.
Even more fun, my daughter is planning on participating with me. She will be an unofficial participant, penning her first novel. She's got a hero, a dilemma, a pretty girl, a villain, and a dramatic conclusion. So she's all set.
You can view my progress via the NaNo site under the username ericavetsch.
Special thanks to CJ for the Honorary NaNo Participant graphic for Heather. And yay for CJ for becoming an unofficial NaNoWriMo writer herself. November will be a wild ride!