November is National Novel Writing Month, or #NaNoWriMo to everybody involved or aware of it. This is an international competition, which has no prizes and no entry fees. Participants are simply expected to write a novel with a word total of 50,000 during the month. It is a wonderfully simple way of motivating yourself to finally write that story that has been festering in your head for all these months or years.
That is why NaNoWriMo is important to me. I have informed all of my close friends and family about the competition, and warned them that I will become a social hermit while I get my novel finished. My plan is to complete the 50,000 words, and hopefully even write more than that as quickly as possible. I certainly have the story; I just need to find time to write it around my duties of motherhood and housework. But now that I have told people, they will expect me to complete this challenge, and that is my motivation. NaNoWriMo, I will succeed!
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