November brings warm color to trees, tables piled with Thanksgiving food, and football. But for many dedicated writers, November brings hours in front of the computer screen and sleepless nights with numerous cups of coffee. At last, National Novel Writing Month has arrived once again, and it has just begun.
National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, describes this event as a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing.”
As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel.
Some of those participants involve USF students. Vicki Entreken, editor for USF’s literary inquiry Thread, is glad she signed up. “This is my first time. I wasn’t sure at first how excited I would get. But now that I’m two days in, it’s amazing. ”
When it comes to NaNoWriMo, it seems that an online community starts to form among writers in order to support each other and get through those pesky 50,000 words.
Those who think about participating should read 25 Things You Should Know About NaNoWriMo before starting “Great Frantic Novel”.