November is National Novel Writing Month.
Writers the world over will be writing complete novels in just one month. To qualify as a novel your work should be 50,000 words or more, so if you write each week-day and have the weekends off that’s 2,381 words a day.
I know writing every day can be difficult (my own efforts seem to have gaps of weeks between spurts of writing) but it is possible!
Speed doesn’t always mean lack of quality… yes your work may need more editing than if you took a year to carefully craft each sentence, but if the story is good then it’s worth writing it.
So, grab a pen and paper or your laptop or a typewriter if that’s how you like to work and have a go! We’ll be posting words of encouragement here throughout the month and there is a great website where other authors taking part congregate and share their views – http://nanowrimo.org/ – there are over 159,000 registered as I write this!