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It’s almost ‘NaNoWriMo’ time again — are you up for the game?


Every year as November approaches, I’m excited by the concept of National Novel Writing Month — otherwise known as “NaNoWriMo,” and something I bring up each year.

Last year was the second time I took the plunge and signed on (it’s absolutely free and completely voluntary). It was also the second time I failed to write the goal of 50,000 words of a novel between November 1 and November 30. But I press on and maintain high hopes again this year. I’m going to sign up one more time, and this time, by golly, I intend to do it. I even have done some rough initial plotting on a novel I’d like to write for the project (it involves Eskimos, puffin birds, a little old lady in a wheelchair, and a pawn shop).

Why not go on over to the NaNoWriMo site while you’re thinking about it and sign up? I dare ya.