National Novel Writing Month is here!
This is my fifth year participating. My first was 2004, my latest was 2010, and the only year I “won” was 2007. (I take a stab at making that one publishable now and then, but it’s still a mess.)
If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, here’s the gist of it: In November, crazy people try to write a 50,000 word novel. This is short as novels go, but was chosen as an achievable target and a solid accomplishment. Participants “win” if they reach that word count; this is very much an honor system achievement, and the only prize is a sense of accomplishment. (What else do you need, really?)
I’ve spotted a few gaming industry folks who are participating this year, including Barbara Blackburn, Todd Bogenrief, Phil Brucato, and Ian Lemke. (If I missed you, please let me know!)
Back to novel writing now. If you’re participating, please let me know in the comments, and add me to your Buddy list. (Here’s a link to my author page. My ID is KeithGarrett.)
Wish me luck!