November is National Novel Writing Month

On November 1, all over the country and around the world, writers, both amateur and professional, will fingers to keyboards and begin writing their novels. On November 30, all writing will cease and the writers will submit their final tallies. Who among them will have reached the goal of 50,000 words?

This is the basic premise of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo). Nanowrimo is the brainchild of the people staffing the Office of Letters and Light (doesn’t that make you think of elves?). A non-profit organization, the Office of Letters and Light have been urging, cajoling, and prodding writers for the past several years to finally sit down and write that hypothetical, always potential novel mentioned wherever and whenever writers gather.

It is not as daunting as it sounds. For one thing, the point is 50,000 words. It is quantity that Nanowrimo stresses, NOT quality. Leave in the typos, the bad dialog, and the cliches–the point is to write, after all you can always edit in December.

So if you feel like joining up, click on this link. (You will need to allow cookies.)

I’ve put my proverbial money where my mouth is and have registered (My Profile–I already even have some writing buddies). I do plan on blogging about my progress (or, you know it was coming, lack thereof) on a weekly basis.

So who’s with me? Here are all the writers from Hawaii that have joined so far: the Hawaii Region. Will I see you there? If so, drop me a line.

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