What’s NaNoWriMo? No, it’s not some weird-sounding alien word – it’s short for National Novel Writing Month, running from the 1st to the 30th of November!
As the name implies, it’s all about writing a novel in the space of a month. There’s a pre-determined word count limit of 50,000 words, which is the average length of a novel. While you don’t need to hit 50K exactly, you can write at your own pace, or do timed exercises called word sprints – for which you set yourself a time limit and try to write as many words as you can before it’s up. You can also join a worldwide community of fellow novelists who can give you good advice and commentary on your writing and progress.
I’ve created a new profile specifically for NaNoWriMo, for which I’ll be revisiting, redrafting and rewriting an old novel of mine: