NaNoWriMo 2008

For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo – or NaNo, for short – is National Novel Writing Month. Every November, authors and aspiring authors of every caliber and from all walks of life come together at nanowrimo.org to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Now, most professional authors know that 50k is much too small to be a “real” novel, but 50,000 words is very doable for an amatuer in 30 days. And it’s a large enough number that the work can have a beginning, a middle, and an end. For most people, getting to that elusive end is the daunting, and magical, part.

So I’ll be setting Inferno aside so that I can be focused on something new this November 1st at midnight, when the madness begins. If you’re willing to give it a try, go ahead and sign up at the link above. Even if you don’t make it to 50k, you’ll be one step closer to your goal.