National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo for short, happens every November. I’ve never done it, but I see it online a lot and it does look like fun. It seems like a great way to get the creative juices flowing, and to be a part of the larger writing community.
The goal is to complete a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month. Many writers work best to a deadline, so this is a great way to put the pressure on to finally write that novel you’ve been thinking about for ages.
There’s a whole online community, and ways to measure your progress every step of the way. Seems like the support would be great for first-time novelists. There’s also people who do it every year. I could see how it could get addictive, like an adrenaline rush for writers to work under pressure to reach your goal (but in a casual way when your salary doesn’t depend on it).
Do you NaNoWriMo? What has been your experience of it?