NoNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is write a novel in the month of November, with a minimum word count of 50,000 words. Something like 300,000 writers will join in this year, and as a writer, I've been hearing the annual chatter build over the last month. Everyone's prepping. Everyone's getting excited. It's intense! Not to mention, could there be a more challenging month in which to dedicate your existence to novel-writing? With the holidays looming?
If you're interested, you can check out the official site here, and read the always-fun BuzzFeed interpretation here. I think NaNoWriMo sounds like a great way to get over the forever-unfinished-story hurdle. That's something I struggled with for years, and a month-long writing project like this would blast away doubt and boost confidence. The goal is not to write the perfect story, but to write a first draft, start to finish, one you can then edit and perfect.
What do you think? Anyone giving it a try this year? My goal is at least 70,000 words to knock out Part IV of Fearless, because I'm a glutton for punishment. If you're thinking about starting a novel, but need some incentive, it might be a great way to jumpstart your project.