The beauty of NaNoWriMo is you don’t actually have to be brilliant, talented, or prepared. You can simply start typing at 12:00:01 AM on November 1st and revel in the adventure. I’ve done so several times.
For the uninitiated, Nanowrimo is the short hand name of National Novel Writing Month. This is a challenge offered by the Office of Letters and Light, a non profit devoted to providing free creative writing programs to more than 500,000 kids and adults in approximately 100 countries, 2,000 classrooms, 600 libraries, and 500 NaNoWriMo regions every year.
The world wide challenge is to write fifty thousand words in thirty days or less during the month of November.
Your specific challenge is to do so while juggling life; jobs, kids, spouses, friends, and assorted family obligations for the holidays.
You win: immense bragging rights.
And various chances to get publishers to look at your work.
This will be my fourth round (November 2015) and I have failed twice and won once. Last year I blogged all about it for your enjoyment. Now we continue on with the fun of editing, finding beta readers, processing their comments, and figuring out what to write next.
Tune in to watch this housewife and mom of a six year old try to survive the process and come out published.