Hello, everyone! I published this post originally on November 12, 2014, and it is still relevant today, so I am posting it again.
– Heather, 11/8/16
During National Novel Writing Month, millions of words are arranged and re-arranged to form novels of many genres. People fire up their device of choice, sharpen their pencils, buy a new pack of pens, or talk into their digital recorders as they pour their writer’s heart out onto the page. Some will never publish their novel – perhaps most will not – but that does not matter. The text will exist, and will join the canon of human experience nonetheless. The NaNoWriMo crew has been encouraging writers to create their novel since 1999 by challenging them to write 50,000 words in the month of November. One can only imagine how many novels are out there that remain unpublished. Personally, I have three, and am working on my fourth. For me, it has changed November from the month of early darkness to the month of limitless possibility. Perhaps it could do the same for you. Your novel is waiting to be written. What are you waiting for?