And by this I mean I’ve entered myself as participating this year on the website, entering details of the novel I intend to write and also creating a local group thread on the forums (for any locals who happen to stumble across this, it’s the Central Coast thread on the Australia: Elsewhere forum). So now there’s no backing out of it (well, I mean, technically I could, but anybody who knows me knows I won’t).
The website has had a little refurbish too and has just been relaunched. It’s definitely worth checking out – it feels a lot easier to navigate around, with many of the parts of the site you want to access available on the home page once you log in.
For those of you who have no idea what the heck I’m talking about, basically NaNoWriMo is an event where hundreds of thousands of people all around the globe get together (figuratively speaking) in November and write a 50 000 word or more novel in 30 days. Sounds like something only a lunatic would do? Well, yes, it is, but it is something that lots of awesome lunatics all around the world do, and there is nothing like the thrill of getting a novel written at a speed like that (even if the end result tends to need drastic editing). I’ve participated the last 4 years and finished every year, although often with serious catching up sessions towards the end of the month. Most importantly though, it’s a fun time to hang out with other writers trying to work towards the same insane goal, both online and in that real life thing.
If you want more details, visit the NaNoWriMo website at nanowrimo.org to read all about it, sign up for it, and all that jazz. Then you can look into events in your area too, and really join in the fun!
Who else out there is attempting NaNoWriMo this year? Are you trying it for the first time, or are you a veteran at it?