Hey, everyone. In case you didn't know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo--I know the acronym doesn't make sense, but bear with me). This is about the most fun and extravagant month of the year. Where most people would embark on foolish endeavors such as Christmas shopping and getting sufficient sleep, over 100,000 people will be writing a novel in a month.

I want each and every one of you to at least sign up and try your hand at NaNoWriMo, even if you don't think you're a writer. It's great fun, especially if you can hook up with people in your area and get together in a write-in.

Go to to sign up. It's simple--50,000 words, 30 days. 1667 words/day. You could probably land that in about an hour a day. Trust me--it's not as terrible as you think it is.

This will be my third year participating, and if you live in the Anderson area, we're meeting for the first write-in on Sunday from 1:30-4:30 at Anderson Public Library's Carnegie Room on the third floor.

Hope to see you all on the front lines of NaNo! Remember, novels like Water for Elephants and my own Double Life were written as NaNoWriMo novels, so just because you wrote them in a month doesn't necessarily lower the quality. Good luck!



  1. Alright, you've almost convinced me. : )

  2. Come on, join the fun! You'd only be one day behind if you started now, and trust me, I've been WAY farther behind than a single day.