NaNoWriMo is a month of dedicated self-inspiration, where participants commit to trying to write a 50,000 word novel before the end of November. You upload your novel to your dashboard on the website for an accurate word count, and can click around different parts of the site for help, pep talks from famous authors, and information on meeting up with other people in your area for a "Write-In" at a cafe or bookstore. My friend Meaghan successfully completed NaNoWriMo while we were in college (I KNOW, impressive!) so I know it can be done by a reasonably normal human and not just by some writing robot the government is keeping under wraps.
I'm telling you about it here to help keep myself accountable, so check back for stories about my story! Who knows if I'll ever let someone read it...what's most important is just making myself do it, and actually completing something to which I set my mind. Fingers (er, pencils?) crossed.
This year has been all about setting goals. Some of them I've already met (moved into my own apartment!) and some I haven't yet (starting my own Etsy shop) (did all of you pick up on that sick rhyme? I should hope so.)
While there are still a couple of months left in 2012, and many of my personal goals don't have any kind of strict deadline, I'm here to tell you about one that does: National Novel Writing Month! Or, NaNoWriMo as the kids are calling it.