Next month is...*drumroll*...National Novel Writing Month!
(It's national because people really do it...nationally...not because congress passed a law.)
Every November aspiring novelists pull out their laptops, put pens to paper, and throw their brains into a tormented delight as they churn out 50,000 words in one month.
It's a great way to get a jump start on a project. It forces you to actually sit down and write, no matter how blocked you may feel. And it's possible. I did about 40,000 words last April when I was writing the second half of my last novel (the one that's being edited right now).
I'm planning to do it, although I've already started the particular novel I hope to work on. I wasn't going to kill the idea by waiting a month to start. But I'm still going to write 50,000 words in November - if my health co-operates. (I've had so much weird health stuff going on that I have to throw that clause in.)
Want to join me? Head over to www.nanowrimo.org to sign up!