It’s been a couple of years for me, but I’m going to do NaNoWriMo again this year. The sign up page can be found at http://www.nanowrimo.org and looks like:
There are no prizes except for the fact that you accomplish something that many of the participants didn’t think they could ever do.
There will be gatherings all over the city where authors can exchange ideas, drink coffee, eat cookies and generally hang out and meet each other.
One of the really cool things about NaNoWriMo is that it happens right under our noses and many people don’t even know it’s going on.
I like to challenge friends to compete with me by uploading their word documents to the NaNoWriMo site at the end of each day. The site doesn’t keep the text, it just counts words and updates your page. People in your group can compare their progress with others in the group and that tends to spur you on.
I’ve tried to write at other times of the year with limited success compared to what I have accomplished during NaNoWriMo. Are you ready to write? Pick a topic and sign up, it’s free. Once you have your account set up, join my group and let the games begin !!!
My NaNoWriMo username is “ajgillette”