National Novel Writing Month that takes place every November since 1999. The goal is to write 50,000 words from scratch within 30 days. That breaks down to about 1666 words a day. It's a great challenge to undertake with thousands of other supportive writers to help see you through to the end.
I've known of this challenge since around 2004 or so. I didn't join in until 3 years ago. I doubted my ability to focus on such a large word count within one month, especially while working retail during one of the busiest times of the year. Remember, Black Friday occurs in November!! I really wish they would have picked another month...maybe April. Really what else happens in April? Other than April showers, keeping us indoors anyway?
But three years ago, I joined with 2 other co-workers who were taking up the challenge, too. I figured, if they thought they could do it, so could I! And you know what? I did it!! I finished that 50,000 word novel. And this year, I plan to do it again.
And if I can do it, so can you! If anyone would like to become my writing buddy, my name is listed as Tricia Schneider. I welcome you to join me in this challenge. And though I've had a slow start to it yesterday, I'm determined to reach that word count goal. Good luck!