It's that time of year again, when those of us who think it's fun to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days sit down... and write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days (or at least try). I don't know how many others here might be interested in trying this; I hope at least one other person will, so I don't end up talking to myself in this thread. As with the Camp NaNoWriMo threads, I'll be keeping a daily total and may post comments (rants, raves, and musings) about how it's all going. If you're participating, feel free to post about your own story, or ask questions. The website is here: https://nanowrimo.org/ If you already have an account, just log in and fill in the relevant information for your novel (the basics are the title, type of novel, and genre; everything else is optional). The competition begins November 1, so no cheating by starting early! I plan to keep on with the story I started back in April for Camp NaNoWriMo and continued in the July Camp event. I made my word count targets and more in both those events, so I'm trying for a hat trick in November. For anyone who might want to try this and is feeling a bit intimidated at the thought of 50,000 words in 30 days... it breaks down to 1667 words/day. And if you try it and don't make it... at least you'll have tried. I've had years when my word count could be expressed in a round number: 0 (RL got in the way or the idea I had didn't work; a couple of times it was the computer that decided to give me so much grief that I just chucked the whole thing). Don't worry about perfect prose or if your story doesn't measure up to someone else's. That's not what NaNoWriMo is about. The only person you're competing with is yourself. Nobody ever needs to see your story unless you choose to share it.