November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The NaNoWriMo website let's authors track their progress throughout the month and hands out certificates to those who finish a novel of at least 50,000 words by the end of the month.
about this a few years ago and have always been too chicken to try it
because I didn't think I had it in me to write a novel at all, much less
to do it within a month. Now that I've actually written a novel, I
might consider participating in NaNoWriNo in the future. This year, I've
set November 1 as the start date to work on my next novel! I won't
finish it in a month, but at least NaNoWriMo will have nudged me into