It’s almost November and between the fun and excitement in the US over Halloween, people are quietly scribbling down notes and whispering furtively to each other.  Why?  Because it’s almost time for NaNoWriMo!


National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo runs the entire month of November.  The goal?  To write 50,000 words in 30 days.  Crazy?  Probably, but since it’s inception in 1998, untold number of people from all walks of live have participated and fewer have won.
So what’s the deal?  Why is it so popular?  Why would anyone in their right mind even contemplate such a thing?  Well, I’m not sure you can be in your right mind to do NaNo, but you should be in your write mind.  Get it?  Yeah ok, I’ll lay off the jokes.  The point is that novel writing is one of those things you thought only Stephen King or Ursela LeGuin could do.  Or maybe you keep thinking “well, when the kids are out of school.  Or when I retire.”  The problem with both those thoughts?  You’re not writing!  You’re making excuses for why you’re not writing.
Check it out and join the fun!  No plot?  Well, you do have a few days before November runs around.  Not to mention everything is better with Ninjas!