This is one of the best posts on NaNoWriMo I have yet found. Go read, sign up, and find me. My NaNoWriMo name is wrightwrongs.
Originally posted on Betsy Norman:
No, I’m not saying “Hello!” from the planet Ork. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. The month in question being November, which is poised to sneak and pounce on us likewise the way September basically immaterialized before our very eyes. (Was there a September this year? Did anyone else experience that blur? Just me? Okay.)
The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Period.
That’s it. There is no rule stating you must pen a NYT Bestseller. You are not obligated to hit save and send to 100 agents and editors the moment you finish (FYI, that’s highly frowned upon, newbie). In fact, you have the express permission that every single one of those 50k words you vomit up during the course of November can amount to a big, heaping pile of text dookie.
Because the only requirement of NaNoWriMo…
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