I first heard about NaNoWriMo in 2008, and the idea intrigued me. Unfortunately, I had a trip to Europe planned, and that kind of got in my way. Last year, November came and went, and again, the opportunity slipped away.
The idea behind National Novel Writing Month is simple: Put up or shut up. It's a chance for aspiring novel writers to say, this is the month that I will write a novel. After all, 50,000 words is just about 1,600 words a day. Who can't do that?
This year, 175,000 people worldwide are expected to participate. Of those, around 30,000 will probably complete their novel by month's end.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Don't let another November pass you by.