Oct- the Plotting/Outlining Month

Oooooohhhhhh– It’s the most wonderful tiiimmmme of the yeeearrrrrrrrr!

Take a deep breath. Smell that? It’s October. Well, it’s actually mid-way through October but for all you writers out there, you know what that means.

Yes, it’s time to get ready for NaNoWriMo!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with NaNo- it’s when insane people (like myself) shoot for 50,000 words in 30 days. That 1667 words a day. Every. Day.

If you miss just one daily deadline, you’re playing catch-up the entire month!

It’s crazy, stressful and, to the outside world, dumb. But it’s amazing to everyone involved.

You have a chance to bond with a community of people all over the world at one time. At some point, a person will be working on NaNo anywhere on the globe. If you think about it, for 24 hours for 30 days, a novel is being born at the same time.

Sure, I know what you’re thinking. There’s always someone writing a book. It’s not a new thing.

But not everyone is doing it at the same time.

It blows my mind when I think of it like that.



And it’s writers of all stages. Newbs (like myself) all the way to best sellers.  Some NaNo projects have even become movies (Water For Elephants for example). That’s an amazing accomplishment.

(Want more examples? Here ya go!)

I hope you guys will join me this year (I’m TTPie1983 on Nano) and I can’t wait to get this book going.

Oh, and yeah, I love NaNo so much, I even wrote a poem last year…enjoy! 😀


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