It's November - and that means it's time to whip out a pen and start a frenzy of writing in the hopes of finishing up a new masterpiece... or at least 50K of whatever comes to mind during this month of madness.
It's National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short). The site was slashdotted for the first day and a half, but the servers seem to be taking the load now - which means we have a chance to actually update our wordcounts and read the forums.
NaNoWriMo is a personal challenge to start writing a novel on November 1st and aim to have 50,000 words by midnight on November 30th. Last year there were over 100,000 participants - of which 15,000 passed the 50K mark by month's-end. I was one of those 15K :)
Here's a link to my author page so you can see how much I've done so far this year. I'll also add a wordcount widget onto the blog for the duration of the month (should be there in the left-hand column).
It's heaps of fun and it's open to anyone. So, if you're up to a unique kind of personal challenge, join us in our month of writing. Or just come along and see what all the fuss is about!