Get ready to rumble – NaNoWriMo 2019 is nearly here

So, let’s start by highlighting what this is. For anyone not familiar with the abbreviation, and I didn’t until recently NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Write Month” which happens every November. The expectation is to write a 50K novel in 30 days. Achieve that and you “win.”

Simple, right? Well not as simple as you think. I write around 500 words a day which simply means I have to triple my output of words to have a chance of completing this mammoth task.

If you are a full-time writer, then you should easily be able to achieve this. I am not, so there is a reason why people are panicking.

The new website is very informative and provides a lot of free advice and forums to help you along. You also get the chance to buddy up with other hopefuls, which is aimed to encourage you to do better.

If you think you have what it takes to write a novel in a month, then why don’t you head over to the website:, sign up and join the race.

You can also follow them on Twitter @nanowrimo and #nanowrimo

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