Anybody else planning on taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge next month? This will be my fifth year attempting, and hopefully first success.
For those unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo stands for the National Novel Writing Month. (http://www.nanowrimo.org/) Even though it says National, people from all over the world get involved. It happens every year in November, and the goal is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th.
There are no prizes, no cost to enter, no judges or referees, it is just a personal challenge to encourage writing. A lot of budding authors often get tied up trying to make sure every sentence is absolutely perfect, and often this bogs them down and the story never gets finished. NaNoWriMo encourages just getting the story down. Feel free to ignore plot holes, grammar problems, and poor word choice. Once you have a completed novel, you can take all the time in the world editing, adding, and modifying.
Also, by having a large group all working on their novels at the same time, it provides a much needed support group.
If anybody else on MMO-Champion is planning on attempting NaNoWriMo, or if this is the first time you have heard about it and its something you are interested in, speak up! We have a lot of book fans in these forums, how about writers?